README
author Sam Lantinga <slouken@libsdl.org>
Thu, 25 Apr 2013 00:26:17 -0700
changeset 7110 2a98852fd58d
parent 6987 7084af936d82
permissions -rw-r--r--
Fixed bug 1582 - Allow disabling SDL_VIDEO_DRIVER_WINDOWS

Marcus von Appen

Trying to build SDL 2.x (HG) on Win32 platforms with either VS.NET or MinGW requires one to have the video subsystem and SDL_VIDEO_DRIVER_WINDOWS flag enabled due to the helper window creation routines.

The attached patch changes the helper window creation behaviour, so that one can build SDL2 without the video subsystem or Windows video drivers on Win32 platforms.
     1 
     2                          Simple DirectMedia Layer
     3 
     4                                   (SDL)
     5 
     6                                 Version 2.0
     7 
     8 ---
     9 http://www.libsdl.org/
    10 
    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,
    13 and 2D framebuffer across multiple platforms.
    14 
    15 The current version supports Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, FreeBSD,
    16 NetBSD, OpenBSD, BSD/OS, Solaris, iOS, and Android. The code contains
    17 support for other operating systems but those are not officially supported.
    18 
    19 SDL is written in C, but works with C++ natively, and has bindings to
    20 several other languages, including Ada, C#, Eiffel, Erlang, Euphoria,
    21 Go, Guile, Haskell, Java, Lisp, Lua, ML, Objective C, Pascal, Perl, PHP,
    22 Pike, Pliant, Python, Ruby, and Smalltalk.
    23 
    24 This library is distributed under the zlib license, which can be found
    25 in the file "COPYING".
    26 
    27 The best way to learn how to use SDL is to check out the header files in
    28 the "include" subdirectory and the programs in the "test" subdirectory.
    29 The header files and test programs are well commented and always up to date.
    30 More documentation and FAQs are available online at:
    31 	http://wiki.libsdl.org/
    32 
    33 If you need help with the library, or just want to discuss SDL related
    34 issues, you can join the developers mailing list:
    35 	http://www.libsdl.org/mailing-list.php
    36 
    37 Enjoy!
    38 	Sam Lantinga				(slouken@libsdl.org)
    39