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[ANN] openvg-canvas - Hardware accelerated HTML5 canvas on the Raspberry Pi

Luis Reis Oct 20, 2012 5:45 PM
Posted in group: nodejs
Hi all,

I've just published on npm the openvg-canvas module. It allows you to use the Raspberry Pi's GPU as a HTML5 Canvas. It works on top of OpenVG which, I believe, is also available on android.

Current code, details and implementation status are available on

This library was used to power the LXJS tweetwall and although it isn't complete it is already very usable. It supports truetype fonts via freetype (currently only dejavu fonts which are bundled on the raspbian distribution) and images through FreeImage.

Comments and contributions are appreciated.

Luis Reis