Recommended Software for the Proceedings Office

A presentation on setting up the editorial suite (software, cloning) at the conference venue can be found here.

Smaller conferences (4-6 editors) can think about setting up the workstations one by one, for bigger conferences a master setup should be done and other computers cloned from the master.

A list of (strongly) recommended software follows.

All software must be installed with at least the English language.

Where not specified, the recommended software version is the "latest stable version available". It's very important to make sure that all patches have been installed.

Windows PCs

    Windows 10 64 bit
    Microsoft Office 2016 with all patches installed
    LibreOffice 5.x+
    Firefox
    Google Chrome
    Adobe Acrobat Professional DC (patched!) - license provided by conference
        JACoW Acrobat configuration
        JACoW JobOptions properly installed in Acrobat Distiller
    Enfocus Pitstop Professional 13 - JACoW licenses of 30-day trial (activate trial only before conference)
        JACoW MediaBox ActionList 
    Text Editors:
        Gvim for Windows
        Notepad++
        WinEdt (30 day trial)
        EditPlus 
    7Zip
    Ghostview, GSView, GhostScript
    ssh client: e.g., PuTTY
    Anti-Virus software
    IrfanView
    XnView
    MiKTex
        JACoW LaTeX classfile properly installed
    TeXStudio and/or TeXnicCenter and/or Texmaker as a TeX GUI
    VLC
    GIMP
    Paint.NET
    DoubleCommander (OpenSource) or SpeedCommander (30-Day Trial)
    Handbrake
    VirtualDub
    PPspliT

Macintosh Computers

    Mac OSX (latest)
    MS Office 2016
    LibreOffice 5.x+
    Firefox 
    Google Chrome
    TeXShop
        JACoW LaTeX classfile properly installed
        uses TeX Live
    Ghostview, GSView, GhostScript
    GIMP
    Adobe Acrobat Professional DC (patched!) - license provided by conference
        JACoW Acrobat configuration
        JACoW JobOptions properly installed in Acrobat Distiller
    Enfocus Pitstop Professional 13 - JACoW licenses of 30-day trial (activate trial only before conference)
        JACoW MediaBox ActionList 

Linux PCs

    An Ubuntu-based distribution, latest version
    LibreOffice 5.x+
    Firefox
    Google Chrome
    TeXLive
        JACoW LaTeX classfile properly installed
    TeXstudio and/or Texmaker and/or LaTeXila as a TeX GUI
    Ghostview, GSView, GhostScript
    Acrobat Reader
    Foxit Reader
    Evince/Xreader
    GVIM
    EMACS
    GIMP