[SDL] SDL 1.3 status ?

Jonathan Dearborn grimfang4 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 24 12:15:24 PDT 2011


I still favor bumping it up to SDL 2 before making the naming decisions,
since it is such a big, purposefully incompatible upgrade.

Jonny D


On Sun, Jul 24, 2011 at 1:18 PM, Torsten Giebl <wizard at syntheticsw.com>wrote:

> Hello !
>
>
>
>  On this topic, I'd like to note that replacing SDL 1.2 with SDL 1.3
>> system-wide is a nightmare on Linux distros, I think that SDL 1.3 either
>> needs to be ABI-compatible (thus distros would consider it a straightforward
>> package upgrade) or have sdl12-config and sdl13-config scripts and so on,
>> and of course differently named static and dynamic libraries by version.
>>
>> I realize this might be taken out of context - I'm not saying that major
>> changes should occur to SDL 1.3 or not, I'm saying that the packaging
>> situation should be sorted out before SDL 1.3 gets out of beta :)
>>
>> As it stands I'd like to use SDL 1.3 on all platforms but it's a thorny
>> problem on Linux with distros not packaging SDL 1.3, and static linking
>> being something that is generally frowned upon on linux (for security patch
>> reasons).
>>
>
> I agree the user should be able to install SDL 1.3 in friendly coexistence
> to SDL 1.2.
> The same is needed for the SDL Helper libs like SDL_image, SDL_mixer ...
>
> I would like to see that in the future a system has a sdl-config for old
> SDL 1.2 sdl13-config for SDL 1.3.
> Two versions SDL_mixer with different names on the same system, one for SDL
> 1.2 and one for SDL 1.3.
>
>
> CU
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