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Ongoing draft: Impress is the presentation application of

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The application's source code is located in module sd. The mailing list for developer discussions related to Impress is, to subscribe and then reply to the subscription mail sent to you to verify subscription. The project's webpage is

For wiki articles related to the project see Category:Impress.


  • External (non Sun) contributors, contributing to Impress improvement
    Eric Bachard 
    Education Project lead, porting project (Mac OS X, Linux and OpenSolaris), sd, slideshow, vcl, and other areas

Development Documentation

Working with Presentations

Work in Progress

Planned / ToDo's / Seeking for Community support

The following features/enhancements are planned for one of the upcoming releases. Planned means that we would like to do them but all depends on time & resources. If you like to contribute to one of the following please contact us in the mailing list

  • Annotation support
  • Intelligent Groups (Smart Art like implementation of Diagram, Flowchart, Orgcharts, e.t.c. )
  • Embedded Sounds
  • Implementing User Interface changes as soon as provided by the Project Renaissance
  • Internal SVG support as a seperate graphic type across all applications (e.g. via Format=>InsertGraphic), maybe using already existing implementations like libsvg or the Mozilla SVG solution
  • Accessing external picture/clipart repositories like 'Kaltura', 'Flickr' or 'Open Clip Art' for insertion/managing of graphics inside documents
  • Automatically create complete presentation documents based on a set of pictures from local directories or external picture/clipart repositories
  • Adding a media backend on Unix systems based on 'libavcodec'


Presentation/Draw issues with 10 or more votes

Draft Specifications

The following is a list of specifications for draw or impress that is currently working on. Please feel free to discuss this specifications on the mailing list.

Other work in progress improving Impress


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