I am looking for a daemon that allows me to programmatically display pictures under X and that listens to commands on a socket or network port.
xine, just not for audio or video but for pictures. A nice-to-have feature would be blending one picture into another, if requested via a command.
Ok, why do I need that?
I need to script displaying pictures on the display based on various inputs, calling
feh and friends (and killing them once the next picture is to be displayed) yields a not-so-nice black screen in between the pictures, there is no "crossfading" or any other effects in between the pictures.