I have an application that revolves around a 1024 x 1280 display (ie the config sets the screen rotated 90 degrees). The application needs to display some JPEGs in sequence, and also a page of text that will scroll.
Currently I'm using HTML and KWeb3 for this, which is passable, but the transitions between images is clunky, and text scrolling isn't smooth. My thinking is that I can probably code what I need (since the layouts are very simple anyway), and interface with the GPIO, as I've made an electronics interface..
What I want to achieve is mainly smooth transitions (fade or slide) between JPEGs, and very smooth text scrolling at a reasonable speed.
As far as I can make out, my best chance of success may be to use OpenVG and AJStarks library, although there's also something called OpenFrameworks that I've encountered.
I have some programming background in PHP/MySQL, and know a little C (low level PIC programming). I've also used Python, which I'm ruling out as I don't think there are OpenVG libraries for it. I realise I'm going to have to learn some new stuff, and the prospect is a little daunting but also quite exciting!
What would be the easiest language to accomplish this in?
Is the easiest language also going to give the best performance, or isn't there much difference?
Should I use AJStarks OpenVG library, or OpenFrameworks?