Notes: Introduce alternate pacing timer, based on total presentation time

The current pacing timer operates on the assumption that there is
a default amount of time to be allocated to each slide, and that
individual slides can deviate from that default by specifying their
own data-timing attribute.

This patch introduces an alternate pacing method: by specifying
the totalTime configuration option, the presenter can set the total
time available to present. The pacing timer will then continue to
allocate the exact pacing time for slides that do have data-timing
set, as before. However, rather than applying the defaultTiming
constant to all others, it will

- Add up the time already allocated to slides via data-timing;
- subtract that from totalTime;
- divide the difference by the number of slides without data-timing set;
- apply the thus-calculated average to those slides.

totalTime has no default, and if both defaultTiming and totalTime are
set, totalTime wins. This preserves backward compatibility: if a
presenter has set defaultTiming and updates reveal.js, totalTime will
be null and defaultTiming is still applied to all slides without a
data-timing attribute. The presenter can then switch to the automatic
calculation, if desired, by setting a value for totalTime.
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Florian Haas 4 years ago
parent a16b71a981
commit 078ba62050
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      README.md
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      plugin/notes/notes.html

@ -340,6 +340,12 @@ Reveal.initialize({
// speaker view
defaultTiming: 120,
// Specify the total time in seconds that is available to
// present. If this is set to a nonzero value, the pacing
// timer will work out the time available for each slide,
// instead of using the defaultTiming value
totalTime: 0,
// Enable slide navigation via mouse wheel
mouseWheel: false,
@ -1228,7 +1234,7 @@ The speaker notes window will also show:
- Current wall-clock time
- (Optionally) a pacing timer which indicates whether the current pace of the presentation is on track for the right timing (shown in green), and if not, whether the presenter should speed up (shown in red) or has the luxury of slowing down (blue).
The pacing timer can be enabled by configuring by the `defaultTiming` parameter in the `Reveal` configuration block, which specifies the number of seconds per slide. 120 can be a reasonable rule of thumb. Timings can also be given per slide `<section>` by setting the `data-timing` attribute. Both values are in numbers of seconds.
The pacing timer can be enabled by configuring the `defaultTiming` parameter in the `Reveal` configuration block, which specifies the number of seconds per slide. 120 can be a reasonable rule of thumb. Alternatively, you can enable the timer by setting `totalTime`, which sets the total length of your presentation (also in seconds). If both values are specified, `totalTime` wins and `defaultTiming` is ignored. Regardless of the baseline timing method, timings can also be given per slide `<section>` by setting the `data-timing` attribute (again, in seconds).
## Server Side Speaker Notes

@ -539,12 +539,16 @@
callRevealApi( 'getSlidesAttributes', [], function ( slideAttributes ) {
callRevealApi( 'getConfig', [], function ( config ) {
var totalTime = config.totalTime;
var defaultTiming = config.defaultTiming;
if (defaultTiming == null) {
if ((defaultTiming == null) && (totalTime == null)) {
callback(null);
return;
}
// Setting totalTime overrides defaultTiming
if (totalTime) {
defaultTiming = 0;
}
var timings = [];
for ( var i in slideAttributes ) {
var slide = slideAttributes[ i ];
@ -559,7 +563,17 @@
}
timings.push(timing);
}
if ( totalTime ) {
// After we've allocated time to individual slides, we summarize it and
// subtract it from the total time
var remainingTime = totalTime - timings.reduce( function(a, b) { return a + b; }, 0 );
// The remaining time is divided by the number of slides that have 0 seconds
// allocated at the moment, giving the average time-per-slide on the remaining slides
var remainingSlides = (timings.filter( function(x) { return x == 0 }) ).length
var timePerSlide = Math.round( remainingTime / remainingSlides, 0 )
// And now we replace every zero-value timing with that average
timings = timings.map( function(x) { return (x==0 ? timePerSlide : x) } );
}
callback( timings );
} );
} );

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