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From Michael Jakl <>
Subject Re: new proposal: clouds
Date Fri, 10 Apr 2009 08:41:19 GMT

On Fri, Apr 10, 2009 at 09:20, Robert Burrell Donkin
<> wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 10, 2009 at 1:30 AM, Ian Holsman <> wrote:
>> Personally I think you should focus on the message of the presentation, not
>> the format, and try to make it available to as many people as possible.
>> Sadly this means PPT or PDF nowadays.
> in the end, binary formats are bad for collaboration since they can't
> be diff'd. PDF is a fine final format but i'd need to get annotations
> working using a FOSS editor. (if anyone clueful would like to jump in,
> that'd be great)

What about latex-beamer[1]? It's plaintext and can be transformed into
PDF, Postscript or any other format latex supports. Though, latex
itself is also a large software package to add as a dependency.

For graphs I like to use Graphviz[2] which is also plain text with
various output formats.



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