[SDL] features -> build problems

Sam Lantinga slouken at twomix.devolution.com
Sat Sep 10 21:07:27 PDT 2005

> while building dosbox against sdl-1.2.9 I've noticed some 
> conceptional problems with switchable features, which directly 
> affect the API: things which normally belong into several 
> libraries, ie. cdrom handling, are a part of libSDL.so and 
> completely missing, if these features are disabled. It seems
> there's no clean way for applications to test for these
> features, and so linking may break with missing symbols.

The standard SDL build should always have all subsystems enabled.
You're welcome to build SDL with any of the subsystems disabled,
but you should never ship that for general use with any system;
it should be a custom library included specifically for your app.

	-Sam Lantinga, Software Engineer, Blizzard Entertainment

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