[SDL] SDL 1.3 status ?

Jonathan Dearborn grimfang4 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 24 06:03:23 PDT 2011


I agree that this is an urgent issue for getting more people working on and
with SDL 1.3.  If it takes a bit more work to set up and seems like it is
going to change soon, many won't even bother.

Jonny D


On Sun, Jul 24, 2011 at 5:21 AM, René Dudfield <renesd at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Jul 24, 2011 at 8:23 AM, Ryan C. Gordon <icculus at icculus.org>wrote:
>
>>
>> Open source things should, I hope, migrate to SDL 1.3's API eventually.
>> When we get closer, I'll be begging for volunteers to start submitting
>> patches for their favorite projects to do this.
>>
>>
> The main hold back for people to start porting games is that SDL 1.3 breaks
> SDL 1.2 installs.
>
> We'd get more developers, more testers, more patches, more ports, and
> generally more of everything once SDL 1.3 installs into its own area.
>
> There is a decade of SDL 1.2 software that is unlikely to be ported to SDL
> 1.3 any time soon.  Installing SDL 1.3 into its own area will make it easier
> for people to use old software, and use new software.  For now, many will
> not use SDL 1.3 because it will break older software.
>
>
> cheers,
>
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