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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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29<p> Wednesday October 24, 2007 </p>
30
31<p> Sam (ZOY) - Paris, France: <b>CacaCon’07</b>, the first international
32libcaca conference, just took place on October 19-20, 2007 in Lyon, France.
33</p>
34
35<p> The most eagerly-awaited event of the conference was of course Jylam’s
36keynote. The acclaimed libcaca second-in-chief developer covered the
37history of the project, gave key figures about its current status, and
38of course hinted at future plans. </p>
39
40<p> The morning of the second day had been busy with uncalled for attacks
41directed at the libcaca team by Mozilla Europe Board of Directors
42president Tristan Nitot who reportedly managed to say that "all
43applications have memory leaks" without immediately dying of maniac,
44self-ridiculing laughter. Needless to say, Jylam’s keynote was
45immediately refocused on insisting about libcaca’s superior development
46model and giving examples of its speed, lightweightness and general lack
47of memory leaks. </p>
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52      <a href="DSC000013.JPG"><img alt="Jylam"
53         width="68" height="90"
54         src="tn-DSC000013.jpeg" /><br />Jylam</a>
55    </td>
56    <td align="center">
57      <a href="DSC000011.JPG"><img alt="PowerPipo"
58         width="120" height="90"
59         src="tn-DSC000011.jpeg" /><br />PowerPipo</a>
60    </td>
61    <td align="center">
62      <a href="DSC000017.JPG"><img alt="the audience"
63         width="135" height="90"
64         src="tn-DSC000017.jpeg" /><br />the audience</a>
65    </td>
66  </tr>
67</table>
68
69<p> The libcaca team eventually announced its new forthcoming product
70"neercs", a replacement for the obsolete Unix utility "screen" with
71full Unicode support, window thumbnailing, eye-candy transition effects
72and textmode window management. The audience also sat in awe as Jylam,
73literally knee-shaking in excitement, admitted that the very tool he had
74been using during the keynote was not a Microsoft product or a cheap
75clone thereof, but a development version of the libcaca team’s own
76fully-featured presentation tool, PowerPipo. </p>
77
78<p> <b>CacaCon’07</b> ended with a social event at luxury resort Le Chevreul
79(Lyon) where hundreds of potential libcaca users and enthusiasts would
80have been able to meet main developers Sam and Jylam. </p>
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85      <a href="DSC000026.JPG"><img alt="Jylam and Sam"
86         width="120" height="90"
87         src="tn-DSC000026.jpeg" /><br />Jylam and Sam</a>
88    </td>
89    <td align="center">
90      <a href="DSC000029.JPG"><img alt="fan art"
91         width="135" height="90"
92         src="tn-DSC000029.jpeg" /><br />fan art</a>
93    </td>
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95</table>
96
97<p> <b>About libcaca:</b> <br />
98libcaca is the industry leading colour ASCII art library. It is part
99of a global conspiracy aiming at luring basement-dwelling nerds
100into thinking that focusing on overtechnical, useless and generally
101uninteresting activities is going to help them get laid. Approximately
102700,000 Linux users still believe it to be true and frantically
103recompile nightly git snapshots of the kernel as a consequence. </p>
104
105<p> <b>About Firefox:</b> <br />
106Firefox is the Mozilla Corporation’s rebranded version of the famous
107Iceweasel web browser, to which they insist on adding a restrictive
108trademark license and a suggestive yiff logo. Notwithstanding, we urge
109you to donate all your money to the multimillion-dollar company. The
110guys look legit. </p>
111
112<p> <b>About memory leaks:</b> <br />
113All applications called Firefox have memory leaks. </p>
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