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task #15194: Animated demos of Gnuastro in action

Submitted by:  Mohammad Akhlaghi <makhlaghi>
Submitted on:  Mon 25 Feb 2019 07:40:30 PM UTC  
 
Should Start On:  Mon 25 Feb 2019 12:00:00 AM UTC Should be Finished on:  Mon 25 Feb 2019 12:00:00 AM UTC
Category:  Webpage Priority:  5 - Normal
Item Group:  Enhancement Status:  Postponed
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Assigned to:  None Open/Closed:  Open
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Mon 25 Feb 2019 07:40:30 PM UTC, original submission:  

There are some nice tools to save what is being done on the terminal to a low-volume animated formats like SVG or GIF file that can be displayed on a webpage easily. This is very good for demonstration purposes on the webpage.

For example the asciicast2gif package which uses the outputs of asciinema. asciinema is very interesting: you run it and it saves everything that is typed/printed on the terminal along with a time stamp in a plain text file. asciicast2gif then converts that information into a graphic rendering of the terminal as a GIF image!

Alternatively, svg-term-cli does a similar thing, but generates animated SVG files (very good display of fonts sharply on the monitor since its vector graphics).

On asciicast2gif's README, there are also links to some alternatives:

Mohammad Akhlaghi <makhlaghi>
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