[SDL] SDL_image, libpng, soname hell

Joseph Carter knghtbrd at bluecherry.net
Mon Jul 22 16:22:00 PDT 2002

On Tue, 2002-07-09 at 15:51, Joel Chen wrote:
> The more I work with SDL the more I realize how limited the way SDL handles
> alpha is.  It would've been nice if I can explicitly specify alpha off, surf
> alpha, or channel alpha.  Couple with limited or differently behaving
> hardware, this can get very frustrated and sometimes helpless at achieving a
> certain effects.  
> Bottom line, was there some sort of technical reason, like too difficult to
> implement, for this?

I think portability. Many platforms do not feature some of the alpha
capabilities you're asking for to my knowledge. Would someone more
knowledgeable comment / correct me?

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