olson at mcs.anl.gov
Mon Jun 28 13:20:57 CDT 1999
I've put up a zipfile of the current distributed powerpoint stuff at
BIG CAVEAT about this stuff: it is barely at all release engineered... I'm
mostly releasing it because of the interest folks have in it. If someone has
some cycles for java development, I've got a ton of ideas on how to turn it
into a useful tool.
You'll need PowerPoint and the microsoft java interp installed on the machine.
I've found that the clean NT4 install on the new dipslay machine I just got
To use, unzip into a directory.
Edit config.bat to set SERVER to the hostname of the machine that will be a
server for the dppt session.
On that server, run two scripts:
On the machine you are going to drive the presentation from, run:
Note that powerpoint wants a full path, even if you're in the same directory.
Now here's the cool thing I just discovered. If you put the presentation up on
a website, ppowerpoint knows how to open it given a url. So, you could do
On a machine that wants to watch the presentation, run
let me know if it works!
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