Book Idea

Hi,

A few weeks ago, I asked Sam about a book on SDL, and he told me (like
several others people did) that there wasn’t enough to write a book.

Hmm? No, I said I didn’t have enough time to write a book, but I’d be
glad to be technical consultant. There’s plenty of material to write about. :slight_smile:

Actually as 1.2 is not released yet I still think that it’s too early to
write a book based on SDL. I think the futur author of a book should wait
for a couple of months. But maybe I’m wrong :slight_smile:

Believe me, SDL 1.2 will be released well before any book is finished. :slight_smile:
In fact, the scrutiny of the process of writing a book should definitely
help improve SDL itself. :slight_smile:

See ya!
-Sam Lantinga, Lead Programmer, Loki Entertainment Software

Sam Lantinga wrote:

Hi,

A few weeks ago, I asked Sam about a book on SDL, and he told me (like
several others people did) that there wasn’t enough to write a book.

Hmm? No, I said I didn’t have enough time to write a book, but I’d be
glad to be technical consultant. There’s plenty of material to write about. :slight_smile:

Actually as 1.2 is not released yet I still think that it’s too early to
write a book based on SDL. I think the futur author of a book should wait
for a couple of months. But maybe I’m wrong :slight_smile:

Believe me, SDL 1.2 will be released well before any book is finished. :slight_smile:
In fact, the scrutiny of the process of writing a book should definitely
help improve SDL itself. :slight_smile:

See ya!
-Sam Lantinga, Lead Programmer, Loki Entertainment Software

Agreed. The author would help find more bugs and API inconsistances, or whatever,
since they will be getting in depth with ALL of SDL. It would help a lot. Just
so long as the author is careful to keep his work up-to-date with any changes or
new features in SDL.

Sean Middleditch

Agreed. The author would help find more bugs and API inconsistances, or whatever,
since they will be getting in depth with ALL of SDL. It would help a lot. Just
so long as the author is careful to keep his work up-to-date with any changes or
new features in SDL.

Yup. :slight_smile:

See ya!
-Sam Lantinga, Lead Programmer, Loki Entertainment Software

Too bad we couldn’t convince Andre LaMonthe to write about SDL rather than
Direct X. :slight_smile: He’s a heck of a writer. I picked up his “Tricks of the
Windows Game Programming Gurus” and it’s quite a good book. Maybe someone
could get him to do an open-source version? :)–

Craig Maloney (@Craig_Maloney) http://ic.net/~craig
In an orderly world, there’s always a place for the disorderly.

I’ve read one of his books, couldn’t say I was impressed. Thank god I
didn’t pay for it:)On Sun, 7 May 2000 craig at ic.net wrote:

Too bad we couldn’t convince Andre LaMonthe to write about SDL rather than
Direct X. :slight_smile: He’s a heck of a writer. I picked up his “Tricks of the
Windows Game Programming Gurus” and it’s quite a good book. Maybe someone
could get him to do an open-source version? :slight_smile:

Craig Maloney (craig at ic.net) http://ic.net/~craig
In an orderly world, there’s always a place for the disorderly.

Martin

Bother! said Pooh, and carved Eeyore’s name in the black candle.

Agreed. I bought a couple of his books and have since donated them to the
computer club at my high school (along with a bunch of out-dated Linux distros,
an old serial mouse, and a pad of paper, among other things).

Sean Middleditch

Martin Donlon wrote:> I’ve read one of his books, couldn’t say I was impressed. Thank god I

didn’t pay for it:)

On Sun, 7 May 2000 craig at ic.net wrote:

Too bad we couldn’t convince Andre LaMonthe to write about SDL rather than
Direct X. :slight_smile: He’s a heck of a writer. I picked up his “Tricks of the
Windows Game Programming Gurus” and it’s quite a good book. Maybe someone
could get him to do an open-source version? :slight_smile:

Craig Maloney (craig at ic.net) http://ic.net/~craig
In an orderly world, there’s always a place for the disorderly.

Martin

Bother! said Pooh, and carved Eeyore’s name in the black candle.

Sean Thomas Middleditch wrote:

Agreed. I bought a couple of his books and have since donated them to the
computer club at my high school (along with a bunch of out-dated Linux distros,
an old serial mouse, and a pad of paper, among other things).

Sean Middleditch

Martin Donlon wrote:

I’ve read one of his books, couldn’t say I was impressed. Thank god I
didn’t pay for it:)

Too bad we couldn’t convince Andre LaMonthe to write about SDL rather than
Direct X. :slight_smile: He’s a heck of a writer. I picked up his “Tricks of the
Windows Game Programming Gurus” and it’s quite a good book. Maybe someone
could get him to do an open-source version? :slight_smile:

A year back, Andre LaMothe did a presentation and book signing at a
local bookstore.
I ended up winning one of his older books which he gave as a “door
prize.” It was
collecting dust in my bookshelf until recently I auctioned it off on
Ebay for what
ended up being a considerable amount of money. It always amazes me how
the things
I least expect to make money of on Ebay seems to do so!> > On Sun, 7 May 2000 craig at ic.net wrote:


Prasanth Kumar
@Prasanth_A_Kumar

Agreed. I bought a couple of his books and have since donated them to the
computer club at my high school (along with a bunch of out-dated Linux distros,
an old serial mouse, and a pad of paper, among other things).
God Bless you Mr. Middleditch, God bless us all.
:slight_smile:

MartinOn Sun, 7 May 2000, Sean Thomas Middleditch wrote:

Bother, said the Borg, we assimilated a Pooh.

Agreed. I bought a couple of his books and have since donated them to
the

computer club at my high school (along with a bunch of out-dated Linux
distros,

an old serial mouse, and a pad of paper, among other things).
God Bless you Mr. Middleditch, God bless us all.
:slight_smile:

Martin

Bother, said the Borg, we assimilated a Pooh.

Actually I’ve donated quite a bit of stuff, and I should, since I’m the V.P.
of the club (until next year, I think I will unanimously be selected
President, since everyone has said I’m who they will vote for… that’s all
need, MORE responsibility).

And be careful with that Mr. stuff… I’m 16… that sounds weird… Makes
me feel old… Then again, everyone says I look and act like I’m 27…
unless they see me now when I’m hyper… I dunno… too many of the “…”'s
… Need to stop that.

Speaking of the book, what has O’Reilly said? Have they responded? What
about the planning for this, it seems to have died suddenly and turned into
an on-line RPG technology debate. Hey, don’t look at me like that, it’s not
MY fault. My evil twin did it… ~,^

Sean Middleditch

----- Original Message -----
From: akawaka@skynet.ie (Martin Donlon)
To:
Sent: Monday, May 08, 2000 4:54 AM
Subject: Re: [SDL] Book Idea
On Sun, 7 May 2000, Sean Thomas Middleditch wrote:

I previously just sent a message to Sean; really, this isn’t offtopic that
much.> ----- Original Message -----

From: sean.middleditch@iname.com (Sean Middleditch)
To: sdl at lokigames.com
Date: Monday, May 08, 2000 7:24 AM
Subject: Re: [SDL] Book Idea

And be careful with that Mr. stuff… I’m 16… that sounds weird…
Makes
me feel old… Then again, everyone says I look and act like I’m 27…

Yes, I’ve had this too. Somebody invited me recently to join the SO-HIP
organization: “Society of Hackers In Puberty”. I declined. :slight_smile:

Speaking of the book, what has O’Reilly said? Have they responded? What
about the planning for this, it seems to have died suddenly and turned into
an on-line RPG technology debate. Hey, don’t look at me like that, it’s
not
MY fault. My evil twin did it… ~,^

They said, “allow two to three weeks for a reply”. We’ll see if they bite,
or want more details based on the fairly sketchy outline that I posted.

Sean Middleditch

Nicholas

Nicholas Vining wrote:> I previously just sent a message to Sean; really, this isn’t offtopic that

much.

-----Original Message-----
From: Sean Middleditch <sean.middleditch at iname.com>
To: sdl at lokigames.com
Date: Monday, May 08, 2000 7:24 AM
Subject: Re: [SDL] Book Idea

And be careful with that Mr. stuff… I’m 16… that sounds weird…
Makes
me feel old… Then again, everyone says I look and act like I’m 27…

Yes, I’ve had this too. Somebody invited me recently to join the SO-HIP
organization: “Society of Hackers In Puberty”. I declined. :slight_smile:

I would too… I mean, what, membership for that would last all of one year?

Speaking of the book, what has O’Reilly said? Have they responded? What
about the planning for this, it seems to have died suddenly and turned into
an on-line RPG technology debate. Hey, don’t look at me like that, it’s
not
MY fault. My evil twin did it… ~,^

They said, “allow two to three weeks for a reply”. We’ll see if they bite,
or want more details based on the fairly sketchy outline that I posted.

Ah. fairly sketchy outlines are good. Gives you more flexibility. ~,^

Sean Middleditch

Nicholas

Sean Middleditch

Sam Lantinga a ?crit dans le message :
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Hi,

A few weeks ago, I asked Sam about a book on SDL, and he told me (like
several others people did) that there wasn’t enough to write a book.

Hmm? No, I said I didn’t have enough time to write a book, but I’d be
glad to be technical consultant. There’s plenty of material to write
about. :slight_smile:

Actually as 1.2 is not released yet I still think that it’s too early to
write a book based on SDL. I think the futur author of a book should
wait

for a couple of months. But maybe I’m wrong :slight_smile:

Believe me, SDL 1.2 will be released well before any book is finished. :slight_smile:
In fact, the scrutiny of the process of writing a book should definitely
help improve SDL itself. :slight_smile:

See ya!
-Sam Lantinga, Lead Programmer, Loki Entertainment Software

Oops so… sorry for the mistake !!!

Bye… anyway I’ll buy such a book whenever it is released :wink:

Lawouach