README
author Sam Lantinga <slouken@libsdl.org>
Fri, 31 May 2002 04:45:46 +0000
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     2                          Simple DirectMedia Layer
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     4                                   (SDL)
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     6                                 Version 1.2
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     8 ---
     9 http://www.libsdl.org/
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    11 This is the Simple DirectMedia Layer, a generic 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 SDL is written in C, but works with C++ natively, and has bindings to
    16 several other languages, including Ada, Eiffel, ML, Perl, and Python. 
    17 
    18 The current version supports Linux, Windows, BeOS, MacOS, MacOS X,
    19 FreeBSD, OpenBSD, BSD/OS, Solaris, and IRIX.  The code contains support
    20 for Windows CE, AmigaOS, Atari, QNX, NetBSD, AIX, OSF/Tru64, and SymbianOS,
    21 but these are not yet officially supported.
    22 
    23 This library is distributed under GNU LGPL version 2, which can be
    24 found in the file  "COPYING".  This license allows you to use SDL
    25 freely in commercial programs as long as you link with the dynamic
    26 library.
    27 
    28 The best way to learn how to use SDL is to check out the header files in
    29 the "include" subdirectory and the programs in the "test" subdirectory.
    30 The header files and test programs are well commented and always up to date.
    31 More documentation is available in HTML format in "./docs/index.html"
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    33 The test programs in the "test" subdirectory are in the public domain.
    34 
    35 Frequently asked questions are answered online:
    36 	http://www.libsdl.org/faq.php
    37 
    38 If you need help with the library, or just want to discuss SDL related
    39 issues, you can join the developers mailing list:
    40 	http://www.libsdl.org/mailing-list.php
    41 
    42 Enjoy!
    43 	Sam Lantinga				(slouken@libsdl.org)
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