[sf-lug] TuxPaint demo

Bill Kendrick nbs at sonic.net
Sat Aug 26 13:55:17 PDT 2006

On Sat, Aug 26, 2006 at 10:14:36AM -0700, Catherine Jones wrote:
> Looks like a great chance to learn about the SDL (Simple DirectMedia 
> Layer) in action. I'm a complete newbie in this, but SDL (see 
> www.libsdl.org) is a portable library for handling mouse, keyboard and 
> joystick input and for outputting graphics and sounds - fast enough, 
> apparently, even for use in games.

Indeed.  That was why it was invented.  As a way of making porting games
from DirectX and other platforms to Linux easy.  And now, it goes the other
way 'round.

SDL sits on top of other interfaces.  For example,

  XFree86 DGA
  FBCON (framebuffer)
  DirectFB (framebuffer)
  SVGAlib (framebuffer)
  aalib (ASCII art!)

  DirectX (DirectDraw)
  WinDIB (Win32 GDI)

bill at newbreedsoftware.com

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