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Re: Slides in the DDP CVS

On Tue, 8 Oct 2002, Javier [iso-8859-1] Fernández-Sanguino Peña wrote:

> We currently have a web page (http://www.debian.org/events/talks) with
> information on some talks that have taken place and pointers to the
> slides. However, it is my opinion that we should have some slides (for
> common talks, at the very least) in a CVS server.
Good idea.  Currently I store all my talks at
as MagicPoint source. (Perhaps you might look at the MagicPoint style
I used.  I tried to implement some kind of logical markup - very rudimentary
but the idea could be developed in my opinion)

> However, we should probably decide the preferred format first: HTML?
> MagicPoint? TeX? (with Prosper)  Some issues are also de image formats
> (jpg? png?)
In my opinion HTML and TeX might be a problem because the provided tools for
conversion mgp2<xxx> are not really good.  Just ship the source as is and
add HTML or TeX if available.

> If nobody objects I will add mgp files and proper Makefiles to compile
> them into HTML. Is that fine?
Would be great!

> I tend to forget this issue from year to year until a new congress comes
> and I have to update my slides (which does not always happen). I will add,
> at the very least slides for the following conferences:
> - What is Debian? (aka Debian intro)
In my talks about Debian-Med and Debian Internal Projects I was often faced
by the situation that people really had no idea what Debian is.  So I tried
to find a "fool proove" approach to explain.  I really hope that every
Debian developer would not like the first slide :) ...


(it worksed at least for one test case ;-))

The whole talk is available at


and I would be happy if someone could explain, why the MagicPoint source
is not moved from CVS to the web pages.  Would I have to to extra things
to get it published?

Kind regards


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