openvg

OpenVG bindings for node

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node-openvg (OpenVG bindings for node.js)

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This module implements bindings for OpenVG. It is targeted to the raspberry-pi.

It is heavily inspired in node-sdl and openvg.

Tested on node 0.8, 0.10 and 0.11.

0. Installation

Just install via npm:

npm install openvg

1. Usage

This library makes a 1:1 mapping between OpenVG 1.1 (as currently bundled on raspian) and JS (via node.js/v8 bindings).

Differences from the OpenVG APIs.

All array based APIs are implemented via JS typed arrays. As such, length and offsets are supposed to be handled by the typed array API.

Due to exceptional slowness of typed array creation (should be avoided at all costs either in node and in browser code), even when using subarray, the APIs that receive typed arrays as parameters (setXxxFV, setXxxIV, etc.) also present OL (Offset + Length) or O (Offset) variants.

Commonalities with the OpenVG APIs.

Currently, handles to OpenVG resources aren't wrapped in JS/C++ objects. For this reason, special care must be taken to ensure propper destruction of these objects, as they wont be reclaimed by the garbage collector. This may be seen as a bonus since this explicit resource management may help improve performance, esp. in the scenario where this library is supposed to be used.

PS: There are plans to support this kind of wrapping in the future.

Examples

This library was created as a base for openvg-canvas, but can be used standalone.

Also, check the examples directory.

License

(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2012, 2013 Luis Reis

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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