Plans for SDL?

I and a few others are setting up a mailing list
so active development using SDL can begin with style. :slight_smile:

I’ll assume I’m on it :wink:

Did you get on it?

Yep. A-OK.

That’s what we’re working on now. (Too bad there’s no LinuxThreads 0.6
for LinuxPPC… oh well.) Anyway, things are a bit nuts right now with
finals, but we might get somewhere next week. I’m not sure.

How are finals? I guess you’re on spring break right now. :slight_smile:

Over already. Back to work now. :frowning:

I took a crack at porting to LinuxPPC and ran into some wierd malloc()
crashing when using pthreads. Doh!
The latest version of SDL supports pthreads if you want to take another
quick look.

Sounds nasty. Maybe the LinuxPPC libs haven’t been made thread-safe, yet.
That would mean we’d just have to wait a while for that to be corrected.
Otherwise, something weirder may be happening.

I’ll go over it with my roommate (he’s the one using LinuxPPC) and we’ll
see how far we get.

I’m a little busy right now, but I’ll try downloading 0.5 later this week.
It sounds really cool.

This is an awesome project. Why hasn’t anyone done this before?

-Chuck

Over already. Back to work now. :frowning:

Good luck! :slight_smile:

Sounds nasty. Maybe the LinuxPPC libs haven’t been made thread-safe, yet.
That would mean we’d just have to wait a while for that to be corrected.
Otherwise, something weirder may be happening.

I think it’s a problem with pthreads, unfortunately, although I was told
that statically linked SDL worked okay. I wasn’t able to test this, since
there seem to be problems with X11 and pthreads working together.

When will Linux PPC work properly??? (end rant) :slight_smile:

This is an awesome project. Why hasn’t anyone done this before?

Mostly, people don’t have the knowledge to write Windows and Linux ports,
or if they do, it’s for a particular product which usually isn’t free.
GGI most closely parallels SDL, though we have slightly different focus.

I think there are a couple of GFX libraries out there, but they are mostly
high-level. I want to give you the raw goods. :slight_smile:

See ya!
-Sam Lantinga (slouken at devolution.com)–
Author of Linux Maelstrom -
http://www.devolution.com/~slouken/Maelstrom/

When will Linux PPC work properly??? (end rant) :slight_smile:
It does, until someone tries something that has never been done before and
people have to release a patch to fix it…

So lets keep doing stuff that’s never been done before. :slight_smile:

njhOn Tue, 31 Mar 1998, Sam Lantinga wrote:

When will Linux PPC work properly??? (end rant) :slight_smile:
It does, until someone tries something that has never been done before and
people have to release a patch to fix it…

Hmm… I’d upgrade my libc to a working one, but my machine is used to
make binary releases of software for LinuxPPC and people won’t like having
to upgrade their libc just to use some software that they paid for :slight_smile:

So lets keep doing stuff that’s never been done before. :slight_smile:

Hehehe… No, lets stop worrying about problems and start working around
them :slight_smile:

Who cares if the C compiler can’t make executables :slight_smile:
(That’s what some versions of autoconf decided anyway)

Michael Samuel,

Surf-Net City - Internet Cafe and Internet Service Providers
Phone: +61 3 9593-9977
E-Mail:
WWW: http://www.surfnetcity.com.au/~michael/On Wed, 1 Apr 1998 njh at cs.monash.edu.au wrote:

Date: Wed, 1 Apr 1998 08:45:09 +1000 (EST)
From: njh at cs.monash.edu.au
To: Sam Lantinga
Cc: Chuck Homic , sdl at surfnetcity.com.au
Subject: Re: Plans for SDL?
On Tue, 31 Mar 1998, Sam Lantinga wrote:

There’s one workaround: Use BeOS! grin Just kidding.

Tempting though :slight_smile:

It’s just that BeOS is very hard to find down here (and njh won’t lend me
his BeOS CD)

Michael Samuel,

Surf-Net City - Internet Cafe and Internet Service Providers
Phone: +61 3 9593-9977
E-Mail:
WWW: http://www.surfnetcity.com.au/~michael/On Tue, 31 Mar 1998, Sam Lantinga wrote:

Sounds nasty. Maybe the LinuxPPC libs haven’t been made thread-safe, yet.
That would mean we’d just have to wait a while for that to be corrected.
Otherwise, something weirder may be happening.

I think it’s a problem with pthreads, unfortunately, although I was told
that statically linked SDL worked okay. I wasn’t able to test this, since
there seem to be problems with X11 and pthreads working together.

When will Linux PPC work properly??? (end rant) :slight_smile:

I used fork, instead of pthreads (pthreads still gives trouble in
conjunction with various functions from the glibc 1.99) to hack the SDL
for LinuxPPC; It worked fine on X11, as long as it was linked statically;

Again, I believe the problem is due to a bug in ld.so

cheers,
–phil.