Ease : painless presentations for the GNOME desktop
This Google Summer of Code project is about creating a presentation editor and player for the GNOME Desktop. Taking benefit of the Clutter and GTK+ libraries with the Vala programming language, it aims to be nice, fast and user-friendly (i.e GNOME-ish).
The project is driven by Nate Stedman, which is also the project's mentor.
More information (screenshots, getting the source and such) can be found on the wiki page.
Week 5 and 6 were made of traveling + settling + visiting, etc.
Week 9 and 10 were also made of traveling, and the GUADEC. I did daily reports of GUADEC, available on my blog at http://freesteph.info .
Plugin infrastructure : TODO plugins are not seperated from core yet
Export plugin (PDF/PNG/OGV) DONE we export to Postscript/PDF and HTML5!
Stock images fetcher from different (free) online sources DONE the flickr fetcher is pretty cool.
Presenter tips : chronometer, progress bar, spotlight (as seen in Impressive) DONE roughly done, needs more love.
Simple effect format (XML/JSon based) INVALID I dropped that feature, cause you don't use effects in a presentation.
Integration with other applications (GIMP/Inkscape/PiTiVi/F-Spot) INVALID Again, not a clever feature, you shouldn't switch between apps.
Translation/Packaging/Documentation DONE We use GNOME Damned Lies, we have deb and rpm packages, and the code is documented.
GNOME infrastructure tasks : use git.gnome.org, set up a mailing list, a wiki page and such DONE we use GNOME for code hosting, bug-tracking and the wiki. No mailing list and website though
Ease is a good presentation tool, I want to make it a great presentation tool. I'm thinking about more web integration, automatic clever alignement of elements, text shadowing and whatever the users will request along the way. I would also like to try some new UIs, the UX team will help about that.