[SDL] SDL on top of WinRT

Jared Maddox absinthdraco at gmail.com
Thu Feb 16 22:01:42 PST 2012

> Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 11:21:03 +0100
> From: Paulo Pinto <pjmlp at progtools.org>
> To: sdl at lists.libsdl.org
> Subject: [SDL] SDL on top of WinRT
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> Hi,
> is anyone already trying to add Metro support to SDL?
> I just remebered today it could be a nice target to have SDL available for
> metro applications
> as well. But it requires a new backend built on top of WinRT/DirectX, which
> is somehow
> different from the Win32/DirectX, as far as I am aware.

I've been wondering about this too. WinRT is apparently mostly
callback-based, so at the very least it would require some extra use
of SDL_atomic_t in, e.g., the read/write system to make certain that
applications didn't try to access something that WinRT was still

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