Tricky color cursors

njh at cs.monash.edu.au njh at cs.monash.edu.au
Fri Apr 24 01:22:37 PDT 1998


On Fri, 24 Apr 1998, Emil Brink wrote:

> > I'm thinking seriously about removing color cursor support.
> > 
> > Opinions?
> 
> I'd say "kill it". I always had a problem fitting automatic handling
> of color mouse cursors into "simple direct media". :) For the
> category of applications that rebuild their display from sratch every
> frame (like mine:), SDL can't possibly manage the cursor more
> efficiently than the application programmer. Basically, the cursor is
> just another blit, then.
> 
> Then again, I'm sure there are other applications where having the
> library handle the cursor for you saves some (complex, boring?) work.

Yeah perhaps what we need is a (boring old) sprite engine for people to
overlay sprites (and cursors) if they can't handle it themselves?

Although it'd be nice to support hardware sprites/cursors if they are
available...

njh




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