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. 🙂

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