Amazon Kindle Development Kit (KDK) in beta. SDL1.3 port?

Just a heads up that Amazon’s released the KDK beta. If someone owning a Kindle and familiar with SDL 1.3 internals can get their hands on the beta KDK, I’m sure that their planned Application Store will have many more things available to it in the future. I’m considering applying myself, but I do not own an actual Kindle to test on (nor can I really afford one ATM).

For more information: http://www.amazon.com/kdk/------------------------
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Upon further research, it seems that the KDK primarily exposes J2ME and a custom Kindle-specific API (similar to Android, then) and no native toolchain.

However, someone seems to have been able to port Qt to Kindle*, so SDL should be possible as well.

http://natefries.net/

That’s possible but unsupported, Amazon may change it in any release. I guess
it’s just not that urgent to have a native SDK for a device like Kindle.

  • JiangOn Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 12:02 AM, Nathaniel J Fries wrote:

However, someone seems to have been able to port Qt to Kindle*, so SDL
should be possible as well.

http://www.griffin.net/2010/01/hacking-the-amazon-kindle-dx-part-2-qt-and-sudoku.html