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HGL is a compiler/interpreter suite for developing images.

With HGL you can develop images and integrate them into various environments and even letting your users modify it on demand.


 * Simple but powerful own language
       - Lua scripting for even more creative power
 * Expandable
       - output formats are configurable by plugins
       - runtime input is handled by plugins
       - tool to convert SVG images to hgl
 * Easy integratable into various environments like web servers,
   graphical applications and more
 * Network transparent, i.e. get input from various protocols
 * Execution of only trusted content (GPG signed input)

Quick overview:

The input is taken from a source file, which has to be compiled for quick and often access by the interpreter. An interpreter than runs the compiled files, takes it input from custom plugins, if neccessary, and outputs its result via custom plugins.

Shipped plugins:

The main package already ships plugins for:

* Image output
     1. PNG
     2. JPEG
     3. netpbm
     4. GIF
     5. caca (ASCII art)
 6. decompiler
 7. x11 (simple viewer)
* Control input
     1. CGI input module
     2. Command line input module

Ubuntu PPA

You can update your system with packages from this PPA by adding ppa:velnias/velnias to your system's Software Sources.

Debian Wheezy Repository

This repository comes with no signing key, but it can simplify installation. Add to your /etc/apt/sources.list following entry:

deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/velnias/Debian_7.0 /


HGL is licensed under the BSD license.

Source: README.md, updated 2014-05-18

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