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Report on the First International libcaca Conference

Wednesday October 24, 2007

Sam (ZOY) - Paris, France: CacaCon’07, the first international libcaca conference, just took place on October 19-20, 2007 in Lyon, France.

The most eagerly-awaited event of the conference was of course Jylam’s keynote. The acclaimed libcaca second-in-chief developer covered the history of the project, gave key figures about its current status, and of course hinted at future plans.

The morning of the second day had been busy with uncalled for attacks directed at the libcaca team by Mozilla Europe Board of Directors president Tristan Nitot who reportedly managed to say that "all applications have memory leaks" without immediately dying of maniac, self-ridiculing laughter. Needless to say, Jylam’s keynote was immediately refocused on insisting about libcaca’s superior development model and giving examples of its speed, lightweightness and general lack of memory leaks.

Jylam
Jylam
PowerPipo
PowerPipo
the audience
the audience

The libcaca team eventually announced its new forthcoming product "neercs", a replacement for the obsolete Unix utility "screen" with full Unicode support, window thumbnailing, eye-candy transition effects and textmode window management. The audience also sat in awe as Jylam, literally knee-shaking in excitement, admitted that the very tool he had been using during the keynote was not a Microsoft product or a cheap clone thereof, but a development version of the libcaca team’s own fully-featured presentation tool, PowerPipo.

CacaCon’07 ended with a social event at luxury resort Le Chevreul (Lyon) where hundreds of potential libcaca users and enthusiasts would have been able to meet main developers Sam and Jylam.

Jylam and Sam
Jylam and Sam
fan art
fan art

About libcaca: libcaca is the industry leading colour ASCII art library. It is part of a global conspiracy aiming at luring basement-dwelling nerds into thinking that focusing on overtechnical, useless and generally uninteresting activities is going to help them get laid. Approximately 700,000 Linux users still believe it to be true and frantically recompile nightly git snapshots of the kernel as a consequence.

About Firefox: Firefox is the Mozilla Corporation’s rebranded version of the famous Iceweasel web browser, to which they insist on adding a restrictive trademark license and a suggestive yiff logo. Notwithstanding, we urge you to donate all your money to the multimillion-dollar company. The guys look legit.

About memory leaks: All applications called Firefox have memory leaks.

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