samuel.clough at trumpetsofzion.org
Fri Jan 18 15:29:22 EST 2008
Let me first say, I have no experience in this area. With that out of
the way... it seems like most people wanting to project lyrics use
I also don't know anything about MagicPoint, but perhaps the OO
equivalent would work better.
On 1/18/08, David Ormand <dlormand at aztecfreenet.org> wrote:
> Right now, I'm using a peecee running Slackware 12 and Wine and the free
> MS PowerPoint viewer program to display song presentations for my
> youth group. I'd rather go native Linux, so I'm playing with MagicPoint.
> Anybody else use MagicPoint?
> 1. It says it will use TrueType fonts. However, even though I've got
> Xft and some TTFs and it works (Abiword has no problems), MGP is clearly
> not working. Most telling, when the program stops, I get a bunch of
> error messages that "tfont" and "tmfont" are not supported in this
> configuration. But I simply built MGP, and it clearly is linking in Xft.
> (Although I had to tweak the Makefile to load the Xft library _before_
> linking the object files to clear up unresolved symbols. The fact that
> I had to do that makes me wonder just how mature the MGP build system is...)
> 2. I figured out background image, but it always tiles. Any tips how I
> can specify scaling the image to the X display size?
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