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    11 This is the Simple DirectMedia Layer, a general API that provides low
    11 This is the Simple DirectMedia Layer, a general API that provides low
    12 level access to audio, keyboard, mouse, joystick, 3D hardware via OpenGL,
    12 level access to audio, keyboard, mouse, joystick, 3D hardware via OpenGL,
    13 and 2D framebuffer across multiple platforms.
    13 and 2D framebuffer across multiple platforms.
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    15 The current version supports Linux, Windows, Windows CE, BeOS, MacOS,
       
    16 Mac OS X, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, BSD/OS, Solaris, IRIX, and QNX.
       
    17 The code contains support for AmigaOS, Dreamcast, Atari, AIX, OSF/Tru64,
       
    18 RISC OS, SymbianOS, and OS/2, but these are not officially supported.
       
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    15 SDL is written in C, but works with C++ natively, and has bindings to
    20 SDL is written in C, but works with C++ natively, and has bindings to
    16 several other languages, including Ada, C#, Eiffel, Java, Lua, ML,
    21 several other languages, including Ada, C#, Eiffel, Erlang, Euphoria,
    17 Objective C, Pascal, Perl, PHP, Pike, Python, and Ruby.
    22 Guile, Haskell, Java, Lisp, Lua, ML, Objective C, Pascal, Perl, PHP,
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    23 Pike, Pliant, Python, Ruby, and Smalltalk.
    19 The current version supports Linux, Windows, BeOS, MacOS, Mac OS X,
       
    20 FreeBSD, OpenBSD, BSD/OS, Solaris, IRIX, and QNX.  The code contains
       
    21 support for Windows CE, AmigaOS, Dreamcast, Atari, NetBSD, AIX, OSF/Tru64,
       
    22 RISC OS, SymbianOS, and OS/2, but these are not officially supported.
       
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    24 This library is distributed under GNU LGPL version 2, which can be
    25 This library is distributed under GNU LGPL version 2, which can be
    25 found in the file  "COPYING".  This license allows you to use SDL
    26 found in the file  "COPYING".  This license allows you to use SDL
    26 freely in commercial programs as long as you link with the dynamic
    27 freely in commercial programs as long as you link with the dynamic
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    29 The best way to learn how to use SDL is to check out the header files in
    30 The best way to learn how to use SDL is to check out the header files in
    30 the "include" subdirectory and the programs in the "test" subdirectory.
    31 the "include" subdirectory and the programs in the "test" subdirectory.
    31 The header files and test programs are well commented and always up to date.
    32 The header files and test programs are well commented and always up to date.
    32 More documentation is available in HTML format in "./docs/index.html"
    33 More documentation is available in HTML format in "docs/index.html", and
       
    34 a documentation wiki is available online at:
       
    35 	http://www.libsdl.org/cgi/docwiki.cgi
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    34 The test programs in the "test" subdirectory are in the public domain.
    37 The test programs in the "test" subdirectory are in the public domain.
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    36 Frequently asked questions are answered online:
    39 Frequently asked questions are answered online:
    37 	http://www.libsdl.org/faq.php
    40 	http://www.libsdl.org/faq.php