README-SDL.txt
author Ryan C. Gordon
Mon, 01 Jan 2018 19:16:51 -0500
changeset 11803 454f6dc9cb85
parent 10892 996c14d41c46
permissions -rw-r--r--
windows: Remove references to GetVersionExA (thanks, Andrew Pilley!).

"GetVersionExA is deprecated in windows 8.1 and above's SDK, causing a warning
when building against the win10 SDK. Attached patch cleans up the usage for a
warning-free build.

GetVersionExA was being used to test to see if SDL was running on win9x or
winnt. A quick chat with Ryan on twitter suggested that SDL doesn't
officially support win9x anymore, so the call to this can be outright removed.

As an aside, replacing the call to GetVersionExA with VerifyVersionInfoA (the
recommended path) would have been pointless, as VerifyVersionInfoA only
supports VER_PLATFORM_WIN32_NT and doesn't officially support any other value
for dwPlatformId currently. (And it's probable that win9x SDKs didn't have
VerifyVersionInfo* in them anyway.)"

Fixes Bugzilla #4019.
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     2 Please distribute this file with the SDL runtime environment:
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     4 The Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL for short) is a cross-platform library
     5 designed to make it easy to write multi-media software, such as games
     6 and emulators.
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     8 The Simple DirectMedia Layer library source code is available from:
     9 https://www.libsdl.org/
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    11 This library is distributed under the terms of the zlib license:
    12 http://www.zlib.net/zlib_license.html
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