I recently asked one of the Linux for Alpha newsgroups to try to compile
my PowerPak lib on Alpha to see if it would work. A person responded by
give me some diffs for PowerPak, but also a diff for SDL on Alpha. Are
there any known issues concerning SDL on Alpha and would you like the
diff? Here is the entirity of there email below, so you can recognize
any other potential problems (they spoke of timing problems and input
here you are. An attached file SDL-PP-libs.tar.gz included libraries
recompiled on Alpha. As they depend on some other shared libraries
this will not do any good to someone with a different set.
Sources are mostly passable although skipping on header files for
various string functions is a deadly errror on alpha as you will
get types of a wrong width. Patches included.
No idea if all this is stuff is correct. Programs from 'test’
in SDL seem to be runing fine (as far as I can tell) with two
‘testtimer’ prints “Waiting 10 seconds” and waits forever.
Are you assuming, by any chance, a specific jiffies rate?
‘threadwin’ for every key prints “Key ‘’ has been pressed” and in
general seems to have troubles handling window menus and possibly
other key events.
I have no sound card in this Alpha so I do not know anything about
michal at harddata.com
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If you would like me to send the diffs I can.