Lua-SDL2 rc1 available for testing!

Hi there,

I’m very happy to announce the first release candidate of Lua-SDL2
[1]. As I already announced a few
months ago, Lua-SDL2 is a pure C binding against SDL 2.0.3.

It is designed to be as close as possible to the official SDL C API
but with object orientation and
functions overload where possible. For instance, SDL_Window is mapped
to a Lua userdata object.

The Lua-SDL2 binding was currently tested on Windows 7 and FreeBSD. It
should compile on major
platforms which support C and SDL. Prebuilt binaries are available for Windows.

The SDL API is covered around 95% (of what can be implemented, DSO and
such are not counted), its API
is completely documented [2].

However, Lua-SDL2 now needs your help, by:

  • Testing as much as possible, a lot of examples are available in the
    examples/ and tutorials/
    directories.

  • A few functions are not implemented, it’s the case of Texture:lock
    for instance which is terribly
    hard to implement from Lua because the C side expect to cast the
    pixel pointer to the underlyling
    sized array which in Lua is impossible to do. Please provide me
    feedback on how you want it to
    be implemented.

  • Feedback, provide me some enhancement you may find obvious or
    better. In the code or in the documentation :-).

Currently, Lua-SDL2 only supports Lua 5.2 and higher, I will add some
portability code for Lua 5.1 in the
next few days.

Enjoy this binding :-).

PS: Can anyone with the Wiki rights can add a link to this binding on
the SDL Bindings [3] page?

Kind regards,
David.

[1] https://redmine.malikania.fr/projects/luasdl2/wiki#Download
[2] https://redmine.malikania.fr/projects/luasdl2/wiki#Documentation
[3] http://libsdl.org/languages.php

Very cool! I’ve added this to the bindings page.

Cheers,On Sat, Apr 26, 2014 at 3:36 AM, David Demelier <demelier.david at gmail.com>wrote:

Hi there,

I’m very happy to announce the first release candidate of Lua-SDL2
[1]. As I already announced a few
months ago, Lua-SDL2 is a pure C binding against SDL 2.0.3.

It is designed to be as close as possible to the official SDL C API
but with object orientation and
functions overload where possible. For instance, SDL_Window is mapped
to a Lua userdata object.

The Lua-SDL2 binding was currently tested on Windows 7 and FreeBSD. It
should compile on major
platforms which support C and SDL. Prebuilt binaries are available for
Windows.

The SDL API is covered around 95% (of what can be implemented, DSO and
such are not counted), its API
is completely documented [2].

However, Lua-SDL2 now needs your help, by:

  • Testing as much as possible, a lot of examples are available in the
    examples/ and tutorials/
    directories.

  • A few functions are not implemented, it’s the case of Texture:lock
    for instance which is terribly
    hard to implement from Lua because the C side expect to cast the
    pixel pointer to the underlyling
    sized array which in Lua is impossible to do. Please provide me
    feedback on how you want it to
    be implemented.

  • Feedback, provide me some enhancement you may find obvious or
    better. In the code or in the documentation :-).

Currently, Lua-SDL2 only supports Lua 5.2 and higher, I will add some
portability code for Lua 5.1 in the
next few days.

Enjoy this binding :-).

PS: Can anyone with the Wiki rights can add a link to this binding on
the SDL Bindings [3] page?

Kind regards,
David.

[1] https://redmine.malikania.fr/projects/luasdl2/wiki#Download
[2] https://redmine.malikania.fr/projects/luasdl2/wiki#Documentation
[3] http://libsdl.org/languages.php


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