[SDL] Anyone want to help?
kwalker at aros.net
kwalker at aros.net
Thu Sep 17 18:34:02 PDT 1998
On 16 Sep, Sam Lantinga wrote:
> I'm going to release SDL 0.8 as a stable release.
>>From then on, SDL development will be similar to that of the Linux kernel:
> SDL 0.8, 1.0, 1.2, etc. will be bugfix only releases, and SDL 0.9, 1.1, 1.3,
> etc. will be "development" releases where we experiment and extend SDL.
> In this way, those who need a stable release with bugfixes can use the
> even numbered versions of SDL, and those who want to play with new ideas
> can use the odd numbered developer releases.
If this is going to be the case, would it be possible to name the SDL
libraries with a consistant soname? By that I mean, could we make sure
that SDL is well-behaved enough to have both the "stable" and
"development" versions on the same machine? I know several libraries
(I won't name any names) make no allowences for anyone wanting to run
both and therefore they don't work well at all if you've EVER tried to
> Okay, that said, I have a big list of ideas for SDL that I need help with.
> The projects are:
> Joystick support
> MIDI support
> CD-ROM audio control
> Port to MacOS
I'm working on CD-ROM audio control (mostly by taking apart CDP).
Hopefully I'll have something available soon. I can't vouch for how
well it'll look or how much work Sam'll have to do to make it fit into
the library, but it should be fairly easy to understand.
> SDL is growing to the point where just to compile and cursorily test
> the games and demos on all supported platforms takes almost a week.
No offense, but I'm glad it's you and not me. :) I've not tried to
compile anything under Windows, but if it's as much trouble as WRITING
something for Windows, I'm not sure I ever want to have to do it. :P
> I also would like to get volunteers for compiling binaries when a major
> release of SDL comes up. We need compilers for all the games on the
> download page on all the platforms:
I'll do what I can on all the x86 GlibC projects. I may be able to
help with the libC5 as well, if I can get that machine runing again.
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