[SDL] Rotation API
masonwheeler at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 1 16:35:15 PST 2010
>----- Original Message ----
>From: Donny Viszneki <donny.viszneki at gmail.com>
>Subject: Re: [SDL] Rotation API
>On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 7:10 PM, Mason Wheeler <masonwheeler at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>>No, it is not the problem. We do not discuss Direct3D 10, OpenGL 3.2 or
>>>Shader Model 5 here. We talk about rotation which is as basic as scaling
>>>or even doing a quad for rendering itself. Drivers are not a problem. It is
>>>OpenGL 1.0 feature which I believe my kitchen sink implements.
>> Exactly! And OpenGL came out in 1992. If some computer out there
>> somewhere still doesn't have support for an OpenGL 1.0 feature that has
>> been around for EIGHTEEN YEARS, do we really need to care about it?
>Once upon a time, SDL supported many of the most obscure platforms. To
>this day SDL's website claims:
>"The code contains support for AmigaOS, Dreamcast, Atari, AIX,
>OSF/Tru64, RISC OS, SymbianOS, and OS/2, but these are not officially
And SDL can continue to unofficially support them, especially in 1.2. I'm fine
with that. If whoever maintains them wants to set the SDL 1.3 features up,
they're free to. But again, this shouldn't shackle SDL 1.3 development on the
core platforms (Windows, Linux and OSX) and stand in the way of the
implementation of basic functionality like rotation and render targets.
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