August 4th, 2005 • Criawips 0.0.10 released

Criawips 0.0.10 starts to become really usable now. Criawips can do text editing and formatting now. Please check the release notes for more news

November 3rd, 2004 • Criawips 0.0.8a released
Unfortunatley there was a missing file in the last tarball release. This has been added now.
November 2nd, 2004 • Criawips 0.0.8 released

Version 0.0.8 is a snapshot release of current development code. So don't expect a full-featured application yet. This release is mostly some "get the code frozen for the presentations on LWE and Linux-Info-Tag" last week.

New Features and Fixed Bugs:

  • Criawips now searches images in a path relative to the presentation, you don't have to put them into the working directory anymore (Sven Herzberg)
    WARNING: Criawips dropped the support of opening symlinks at the moment because we were just using a workaround for a bug in libgsf, libgsf version (1.10.1)+1 should fix that automatically (both for presentations and for images).
  • Added a man page (Sven Herzberg)
  • Support for font color and vertical alignment (Sven Herzberg)
  • Recent files support (Keith Sharp)
  • Choose the default font for presentations from a preferences dialog (Adrien Beaucreux and Sven Herzberg)
  • Create new slides and rename them
  • We have some kinds of slide templates (master slides)

User Interface:

  • display the presentations title in the window title. If it's not set, display the filename, if the title is not set (new file): unsaved presentation (Sven Herzberg)
  • change the presentation's title through File->Properties (Sven Herzberg)
  • edit slide titles through the slide list (Sven Herzberg)
  • Use GtkActionManagerUI for the main window's toolbars and menus (Sven Herzberg)


  • all sizes are now stored as master coordinates, this means that everything should be resolution independent, even the font size (this makes us way cooler than mgp is :) (Sven Herzberg)
  • We got rid of the stupid SlideBlock/LayoutBlock stuff. These classes have merged to be a Block now (we have 500+ lines now for this stuff, it have been 1000+). (Sven Herzberg)
  • The slide list side bar now uses a SlideListProxy structure, which listens to changes of the presentation, this removed some nasty bugs and works a lot faster than before.


  • ca: Xavier Conde Rueda, new
  • cs: Miloslav Trmac, update
  • de: Frank Arnold, update
  • en_CA: Adam Weinberger, update
  • en_GB: David Lodge, update
  • es: Francisco Javier F. Serrador
  • fr: Adrien Beaucreux, update
  • it: Alessio Frusciante, new
  • nl: Tino Meinen, update
  • pa: Amanpreet Singh Alam, new
  • pt_BR: Raphael Higino, update
  • ja: Takeshi AIHANA, new

September 9th, 2004 • Criawips 0.0.7 released
This version includes a lot new translations, an improved GUI and a lot of bug fixes. Read the announcement
September 7th, 2004 • Criawips Reference Manual is online
The Criawips Reference Manual is now online.
July 11th, 2004 • Criawips 0.0.6 released
This version improves the text handling for people who are using the main window to preview presentations.
The text scales with other elements when zooming and the text is automatically resized to the correct size when opening a presentation.
July 10th, 2004 • Changes for developers
Hi all,

I'm glad to announce that we smootly moved our CVS tree from savannah to GNOME, resulting in a lot of improvements for us. The project is now listed at the GNOME Translation Project pages (should be visible after the next update cycle) and we've got a GNOME bugzilla component (I'm going to convert our current bug manually into bugzilla).
July 6th, 2004 • Criawips 0.0.5 released