[SDL] Re: 1 frame per 2 minutes(!) - what could be the problem?

Pavol Severa pavol.severa at gmail.com
Wed Nov 30 08:17:04 PST 2005

Jesse Meyer wrote:
>> " For an executable, the required form of the "work that uses the 
>> Library" must include any data and utility programs needed for 
>> reproducing the executable from it. However, as a special exception, 
>> the materials to be distributed need not include anything that is 
>> normally distributed (in either source or binary form) with the major 
>> components (compiler, kernel, and so on) of the operating system on 
>> which the executable runs, unless that component itself accompanies 
>> the executable."
>> In other words, you MUST give the end user all tools necessary to link 
>> your object files, and the only reason that's not commonly done on 
>> Linux, for example, is because those tools are normally normally 
>> distributed with Linux systems.
>Last time I checked, 0 compilers come with a default install of windows.
>Wouldn't this make a lot of SDL-using software on windows violate the LGPL?

No. Again, the passage quoted is taken from Section 6 of LGPL. Section 6
deals with static linking exception, and most SDL-using software on Windows
links to the SDL.dll (and thus dynamically, see Section 5 for that).


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