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Re: [Axiom-developer] documentation

From: C Y
Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] documentation
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 19:37:38 -0700 (PDT)

--- root <address@hidden> wrote:

> ok, people, we're clearly missing a trend here...
> the latest idea i've seen in documentation is movies.
> we need to figure out how to make a movie that shows how to start 
> up an axiom session, perform a computation, and shut it down.
> once we can figure out that technology we can each make movies of
> our portions. i could make a movie of the steps needed to build a
> system.
> it would be a fast and effective way to communicate user interaction.
> anybody know how to do this?

Are you thinking of the SLIME movie that's been getting rave reviews?
(it's about an hour and rather in depth)

(for those without bittorrent here's the 149 meg mov file:

Or just something shorter?  In the case of the above movie I don't know
how it was made, but there is a flash demo of SLIME made using vnc here
(which I can't play on my work computer so I have no idea if it's any

I've never tried the software used for this
( and so I can't
comment on it.  Apparently there also exists the program wink
( which is a free download but not open
source.  Also for Linux there is xvidcap ( which
will produce mpeg files.

There are movies that have been made of the new e17 environment using
xvidcap - based on a comment from the e17 author xvidcap isn't great
for smooth motion capture but I think for what we will be using it for
it would work fine.  I think this is one of them (not sure how avi
conversion was done):

Not sure how to actually use xvidcap - normally I don't do much with
video on Linux.  Also I don't know anything about recording audio.  


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