Announcing SDL 1.0.6

SDL 1.0.6 is now available!

This will hopefully be the last in the SDL 1.0 series - I want to
focus on our new open-source pirate role-playing game and getting
SDL 1.1 done.

The biggest changes for SDL 1.0.6 are:

  • Relative mouse motion works automatically in X11 fullscreen mode.
  • DGA mouse support is now selectable via environment variable.
  • SDL now opens /dev/dsp by default instead of ESD, unless you set
    the ESPEAKER environment variable.
  • SDL now detects audio cards which are misconfigured on Linux and
    disables audio at runtime if it detects that audio isn’t playing.
  • Alt-Enter functionality has been disabled by default. It is still
    available programmatically - see the WhatsNew file for details.
  • I now consider the MacOS support to be stable (tested with MacOS 9)

-Sam Lantinga (slouken at

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