Announcing SDL 1.0.4

SDL 1.0.4 has been released!

It is now available from:


  • Added optional DMA support for the Linux audio driver
  • Fixed CD-ROM opening on the iBook under MacOS
  • Fixed a crash in 8-bit mode when using X11 video
  • Initial audio support on MacOS (thanks Darrell Walisser)
  • The audio thread runs at high priority on Win32
  • ESD audio support is now a separate audio driver
  • Initial OpenBSD support (thanks Federico Schwindt)
  • Fixed hang when closing audio on Windows 2000
  • Warn about monochrome X displays (thanks Christian Bauer)
  • Fixed spurious X11 mouse focus events at ALT-ENTER
  • Perform input ungrab at video quit, just in case
  • Corrected X11 depth reporting in SDL_VideoModeOK()

-Sam Lantinga (slouken at

Lead Programmer, Loki Entertainment Software–
“Any sufficiently advanced bug is indistinguishable from a feature”
– Rich Kulawiec