Linux/Unix Versions

Oscar Dix
  • Oscar Dix

    Oscar Dix - 2004-05-18

    Ive been running Keynote for a couple of days now and Im in love. But since the Windows platform seems to go to hell with Longhorn, being utterly useless I wonder if there will be a version for Fedora or something. At the moment Im not very keen on using *nix in graphical mode so I felt the need to ask.

    Tnx for a great program.

    SixDays (

    • Gregg Nicholas

      Gregg Nicholas - 2004-07-02

      I haven't tried the program yet.  It sounds like what I've been looking for - but it would be nice if it could also run on linux.  Has anyone tried getting it to work with WINE?

    • briantm

      briantm - 2007-06-07

      I have... it's a bit slow to load on my machine (which is a decent spec) and suffers from the usual problem of not being able to minimize when running beryl, which I've found happens with anything I run through wine.

      Would it be possible to re-compile the code for linux, or is there alot of debugging necessary when thais done?

    • Richard Maurel

      Richard Maurel - 2007-06-08

      keynote was developed with delphi and I don't know if marek (the author) planned to port it on Linux with Kylix.

         Anyway, I plan to recode it totally with FPC (Free Pascal) and Lazarus (an open source clone of delphi). I have not the time for the moment but in a couple of monthes I will begin it. If some of you are interested and can/want to help me, they are welcome !

    • briantm

      briantm - 2007-06-13

      I'm sure you'll at least find plenty of people willing to beta test for you here.

      You can count me.

      If only I could program I'd help with that too.

    • Miroslav Rajcic

      Miroslav Rajcic - 2007-08-02

      Take a look at free Notecase program at
      There is even a Pro version (commercial) that can import Keynote document.

      • Ken Rushia

        Ken Rushia - 2007-08-05

        Interesting find miro, thanks!  I'm adding NoteCase to my list of programs/code to check out regarding the future of Keynote.

        • Anonymous - 2007-08-05

          I've already investigated NoteCase and found it wanting.
          It has zero print capability. That was a show stopper for me.

      • Anonymous - 2007-10-25

        About NoteCase...

        I have converted my Keynote data files to NoteCase. Here's how:

        Export the Keynote file using the File->Export dialog.
        * Keynote's Export dialog *MUST* have these options set:
        * -- Source. What to export: ALL notes
        * -- Format of exported files: plaintext
        * -- Directory for exported files: ... your choice ...
        * -- Include Note Headings off.
        * -- Include Node Headings on, with optional data: "@@@ %L %D"
        * note: do not specify the quote marks in the dialog

        Process the exported file using the conversion utility: knt2gjot2.
        The file can be found here:
        The .zip file contains a readme, source code (C), and a Linux executable.

        knt2gjot <keynote.txt >gjotfile.gjot2

        Now, import the GJot2 file using NoteCase's File->Import dialog.
        NoteCase imports native GJot2 files.

        Please read the fine print in the source file!


        P.S. This post is a dupe of what I posted to another thread, same project, different forum.


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