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23<p> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE </p>
24
25<h2> Report on the First International libcaca Conference </h2>
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27<p> Wednesday October 24, 2007 </p>
28
29<p> Sam (ZOY) - Paris, France: <b>CacaCon’07</b>, the first international
30libcaca conference, just took place on October 19-20, 2007 in Lyon, France.
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33<p> The most eagerly-awaited event of the conference was of course Jylam’s
34keynote. The acclaimed libcaca second-in-chief developer covered the
35history of the project, gave key figures about its current status, and
36of course hinted at future plans. </p>
37
38<p> The morning of the second day had been busy with uncalled for attacks
39directed at the libcaca team by Mozilla Europe Board of Directors
40president Tristan Nitot who reportedly managed to say that "all
41applications have memory leaks" without immediately dying of maniac,
42self-ridiculing laughter. Needless to say, Jylam’s keynote was
43immediately refocused on insisting about libcaca’s superior development
44model and giving examples of its speed, lightweightness and general lack
45of memory leaks. </p>
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50      <a href="DSC000013.JPG"><img alt="Jylam"
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52         src="tn-DSC000013.jpeg" /><br />Jylam</a>
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55      <a href="DSC000011.JPG"><img alt="PowerPipo"
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60      <a href="DSC000017.JPG"><img alt="the audience"
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67<p> The libcaca team eventually announced its new forthcoming product
68"neercs", a replacement for the obsolete Unix utility "screen" with
69full Unicode support, window thumbnailing, eye-candy transition effects
70and textmode window management. The audience also sat in awe as Jylam,
71literally knee-shaking in excitement, admitted that the very tool he had
72been using during the keynote was not a Microsoft product or a cheap
73clone thereof, but a development version of the libcaca team’s own
74fully-featured presentation tool, PowerPipo. </p>
75
76<p> <b>CacaCon’07</b> ended with a social event at luxury resort Le Chevreul
77(Lyon) where hundreds of potential libcaca users and enthusiasts would
78have been able to meet main developers Sam and Jylam. </p>
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83      <a href="DSC000026.JPG"><img alt="Jylam and Sam"
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88      <a href="DSC000029.JPG"><img alt="fan art"
89         width="135" height="90"
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94
95<p> <b>About libcaca:</b> <br />
96libcaca is the industry leading colour ASCII art library. It is part
97of a global conspiracy aiming at luring basement-dwelling nerds
98into thinking that focusing on overtechnical, useless and generally
99uninteresting activities is going to help them get laid. Approximately
100700,000 Linux users still believe it to be true and frantically
101recompile nightly git snapshots of the kernel as a consequence. </p>
102
103<p> <b>About Firefox:</b> <br />
104Firefox is the Mozilla Corporation’s rebranded version of the famous
105Iceweasel web browser, to which they insist on adding a restrictive
106trademark license and a suggestive yiff logo. Notwithstanding, we urge
107you to donate all your money to the multimillion-dollar company. The
108guys look legit. </p>
109
110<p> <b>About memory leaks:</b> <br />
111All applications called Firefox have memory leaks. </p>
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