Archives for 2012
More good news: the Libreoffice Design Team has come up with a first prototype icon for the remote (I hear they are working on further versions) — here’s a screenshot in context: Most of the development recently has been on improving the general reliability, stability and usability of the app. It’s looking highly likely that [...]
Windows users will be glad to know that Impress Remote now supports bluetooth on windows, albeit only using the Microsoft Bluetooth Stack, and not (at least for the moment) any of the other stacks. I am however looking into adding support for the Widcomm stack, and maybe even the Bluesoleil stack. Control over wifi/network also [...]
The Impress Remote Control now supports bluetooth, albeit currently only on Linux machines. I’m going to be adding windows support as soon as the bluetooth dongle for my windows desktop arrives. In the meantime I’ve been working on a bit of cleanup, and have also added the option of manually adding servers for connection (e.g. [...]
I’ve doing a fair bit of background work on the Impress Remote, involving a tedious couple of days getting pairing functioning correctly and reliably, and refactoring various services. For example, now you can control which remotes can control your presentation (incidentally, all remotes are called “Bob” at the moment — that will be changed): And [...]
The last few days I’ve been working on the dialog which is used to allow a client to connect to libreoffice, here’s a very early screenshot: This screen will also have a pin input added to allow authentication (i.e. to prevent any random person who happens to be on the network to control your presentation). [...]
On Friday I implemented the finding and almost the choosing of servers from the app — almost since a list of servers appears, but selection doesn’t yet actually do anything yet. I’m currently testing on a tablet, hence the rather wide screen. (Also bluetooth isn’t currently available — it is only appears as a placeholder [...]
Yesterday I added the ability to pause a presentation, which results in this screen being shown: There is also a very basic configuration screen, which lets you enable slide switching using the volume buttons, and to change the computer that you are connected to.
Today I made the clock/stopwatch/countdown timer work:
Today I worked mainly on adding the actionbar: And: (The alignment of the thumbnail button has now been corrected — not visible in the screenshots.) What I’ll be working on tomorrow is the menu to control the clock and stopwatch, an early version of which is already working: It should eventually be able to control [...]
Today saw work begin on the main screen of the presentations. In the morning it still looked like this: By the evening it was looking somewhat better: The “notes” are just temporary and will at some point be functional, and better looking.
Today I added some styling to the thumbnail view, and made it work, meaning it can now be used to control slideshows: Coming up next is making the main slideshow control view with 3d switching, which is likely to take a few days.
As part of the Google Summer of Code I’m currently working on adding smartphone remote control to Impress. It’s still very much a work in progress, however much of the basic groundwork has already been done. At the moment it is possible to control a presentation and view a preview of the current slide on [...]
Last night I found out that I had been accepted for Google Summer of Code 2012, to work on a smartphone remote control for Libreoffice Impress. More information to follow…
The first post. Preserved for posterity.