RaccoonShow Maintainer: Apply Within

Quite a while back I wrote a little program called RaccoonShow. It takes a PDF file with a bunch of slides from a presentation, an audio file and a text files with some times, and generates a Flash animation of the presentation with the slides and audio synced. I wrote it largely for my own use, and released some of my talks using it.

Well, its languishing right now as I am working on other things (with Jokosher as my primary hacking project), so I want to hand the code over to a new maintainer. It is written in Python and uses swftools, and is currently a command line app. I always planned on writing a simple GUI for it too as a seperate application. It is licensed under the GPL.

So, if you fancy hacking on it, post a comment on this entry. You can get the latest release here. I am specifically looking to transfer the project to a new maintainer.

I think it would be a really great project for someone to work on, and can potentially help thousands of presenters around the world. So, if you want to work on a useful, inspiring project, grab the code, hack it and let me know what you are doing. I would preferably like to choose a new maintainer, but you can obviously grab the code and do what you like with it within the remit of the GPL. :)

  • http://poundbang.in/ Harish Mallipeddi

    Actually what will be nicer is an OO.o plugin which can generate those timings during the slideshow automatically. I’m not sure how easy it is to write that OO.o plugin though.

  • jono

    Sure, it would be nice to be an OO.o plugin, but until that happens, this is a tool to do the job.

  • http://beerandspeech.org Simon Morris

    Well – I waited 4 days for someone more suited.. clever.. better looking to step forward, but in the absence of those guys – I’d like to adopt it.

    I’ve had a look at the code and it all makes sense – I even have a few ideas.



  • Raster

    I created a similar app some time ago, based on RacoonShow: SuperShow. It has a GUI and allows to create the timmings in an easy way.