[SDL] SDL and windowless type app thingies

Sam Lantinga slouken at devolution.com
Thu Jan 16 08:22:01 PST 2003

> Yeah, okay... I couldn't think of a good subject!

> No... seriously. Sometimes you can download apps for Windows and Linux that
> can draw directly onto the desktop. For XWindows you can get things like
> Amour (I think that's what it's called) and other little things.

> My question is whether it is possible to produce such things with SDL, or
> whether I would have to program in X to get these results?

You would have to program in X.  Actually, that's not strictly true;
using the SDL_WINDOWID hack I got smpeg to play video on my desktop,
but in general, it's true.

See ya,
	-Sam Lantinga, Software Engineer, Blizzard Entertainment

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