libSDL.org library listing categorization

SDL_Rotzoom is obsolete. You should try SDL_gfx instead.

I’m curious. Any chance we can somehow denote the "obsolete"
libraries on the SDL page?

I’m curious too… :wink: But shouldn’t this obsolete library be removed from
the database? I mean, is there any use to keep obsolete libraries in the
database? It would be pretty much easy to add an obsolete field in the
database but I don’t like it since its use is doubtfull to me and it would
result in a more cluttered display.

It’s also be super-keen if they could be categorized, somehow…
(e.g., “C++ wrappers”, “Font libraries,” “Sprite Libraries,”
“Sound libraries,” and so forth…)
They are already… though the category isn’t displayed, you can search in a
specific category. Maybe we should display it besides the license?

-Ga?tan.

I mean, is there any use to keep obsolete
libraries in the database?

You could find out if someone has already tried/begun what
you want to try. Perhaps you’ll even find out why he stopped.
Perhaps it turned out to be impossible or unnecessary,
and you don’t waste your time. Perhaps he stopped for other
reasons and you can use his code as a starting point…

Ciao,
Eike

I mean, is there any use to keep obsolete
libraries in the database?

You could find out if someone has already tried/begun what
you want to try. Perhaps you’ll even find out why he stopped.
Perhaps it turned out to be impossible or unnecessary,
and you don’t waste your time. Perhaps he stopped for other
reasons and you can use his code as a starting point…

Ciao,
Eike

Obsolete doesn’t mean discontinued, just that another library which is newer
and in development has the same capabilities or even more.

Florian

Well, right now, I believe the entire libraries page is sorted
alphabetically, based on the name of the library. e.g.:

ABC
DEF
GHI
LMN
XYZ

It would be nice if this was broken down into categories:

Sprite Libraries:
ABC
GHI

Font Libraries:
XYZ

Image Loading Libraries:
DEF
LMN

-bill!On Fri, Jul 12, 2002 at 03:02:31PM +0200, Ga?tan de Menten wrote:

They are already… though the category isn’t displayed, you can search in a
specific category. Maybe we should display it besides the license?

Still, even an obsolete library may contain good code that isn’t in the a
newer library.

On the topic of discontinued libraries, it would be nice to have a
development status indicator.

~Rob> ----- Original Message -----

From: Florian Schulze [mailto:florian.proff.schulze@gmx.net]
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2002 8:43 AM
To: sdl at libsdl.org
Subject: Re: [SDL] Re: libSDL.org library listing categorization

I mean, is there any use to keep obsolete
libraries in the database?

You could find out if someone has already tried/begun what
you want to try. Perhaps you’ll even find out why he stopped.
Perhaps it turned out to be impossible or unnecessary,
and you don’t waste your time. Perhaps he stopped for other
reasons and you can use his code as a starting point…

Ciao,
Eike

Obsolete doesn’t mean discontinued, just that another library which is newer
and in development has the same capabilities or even more.

Florian


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