Slideshow is an software for showing text and images in a loop on monitors and projectors. It is not meant for situations where interactive control is required, but when the content is continuously looping for a long time.
The content is updated through a webgui. The application is split into two packages, the backend and frontend. The backend is written in C++ and OpenGL and the frontend uses PHP and MySQL. Currently the frontend is very GNU/Linux specific and will not run on any other platform. It is however meant to be as platform independent as possible, as long as it handles OpenGL.
Here are some key features of "Slideshow":
· Webgui controls daemon, even starting and stopping.
· Slides may consist of either text or pictures.
· Custom look of text-slides.
· Automatic aspect-correct resizing with ImageMagick.
· Natively loads most image formats, including but not limited to: BMP, JPEG, PNG, GIF, TGA. For complete list see FreeImage.
· Hardware acceleration with OpenGL.
· Slide transitions via plugin-based system.
· D-Bus support (currently very limited).
· Licensed under AGPLv3.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· A major overhaul of the frontend, which has been implemented using Python instead of PHP, and is now using jQuery to make it easier to handle slides.