I uploaded a new slideshow gem version (that is, v0.7.5).
== What’s Slides Show (S9)?
A Ruby gem that lets you create slide shows and author slides in
plain text using a wiki-style markup language that’s easy-to-write and
easy-to-read. More @ http://slideshow.rubyforge.org
== What’s new?
I added support for plugins and helpers. Now you can use Embedded
Ruby (ERB) in your slide source e.g.
h1. Today’s Date
<%= Time.now %>
If you want to use your own helpers put your code in the ./lib folder
(or any subfolders) and your code gets loaded on startup. For now the
built-in helpers include:
- include # Let’s you include text. e.g.
<%= include ‘help.txt’ %>
- content_for # Lets you add content to your templates from your
source a la Rails
In your slide source use:
<% content_for :head do %>
<% end %>
In your template use:
<%= content_for :head %> and it will include the marked content
from your source. Note, you can use :foo, :bar or whatever key you
want instead of :head and also note a la Rails you can use the same
key as many times as you want. The new content just gets added.
Finally I added support for (private) multi-line comments using
SKIP/END. If you want to skip content in your source just
enclose it with
not yet ready or private notes/comments
As a shortcut if you just use END (without SKIP) (Ruby-like)
it will skip everything from END until the end of the file.
That’s it. I will add a couple of more built-in helpers in the next
days and weeks and you’re, of course, more than welcome and encouraged
to create your own helpers. Questions and comments welcome.