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Re: NEW: print/latex-beamer



On Mon, Sep 26, 2005 at 07:57:41PM +0059, Laurence Tratt wrote:
> I have made available a port of the latex-beamer package to OpenBSD. From the
> blurb:
> 
>   The beamer class is a LaTeX class that allows you to create a beamer
>   presentation. It can also be used to create slides. It behaves similarly to
>   other packages like Prosper, but has the advantage that it works together
>   directly with pdflatex, but also with dvips.
> 
> Essentially if you've ever grappled with Prosper for creating slides in
> LaTeX, then latex-beamer is worth a look IMHO.
> 
> latex-beamer has a dependency on the PGF package. Again from the blurb:
> 
>   PGF is a TeX macro package for generating graphics. It is platform- and
>   format-independent and works together with the most important TeX backend
>   drivers, including pdftex and dvips. It comes with a user-friedly syntax
>   layer called TikZ.
> 
> These two ports can be found at:
> 
>   http://tratt.net/laurie/obsd/ports/latex-beamer.tar.gz
>   http://tratt.net/laurie/obsd/ports/pgf.tar.gz
> 
> Both are intended for the "print" category. Both require some overly-manual
> installation, but function perfectly on i386 -current at least. As there are
> no executables in either package, I doubt there are platform issues, but
> would welcome non i386 testing anyway.

That's cool. Somehow, I haven't played a lot with latex recently, and I
thought beamer would be part of tetex.

Well, I'll definitely take care of your port.

Thanks !



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