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author Sam Lantinga <slouken@libsdl.org>
Thu, 29 Dec 2011 12:21:49 -0500
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Added release notes for SDL 1.2.15
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<HEAD><TITLE>SDL Stable Release</TITLE></HEAD>
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This source is stable, and is fully tested on all supported platforms.<br>
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Please send bug reports or questions to the SDL mailing list:<br>
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<a href="http://www.libsdl.org/mailing-list.php"
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        >http://www.libsdl.org/mailing-list.php</a><br>
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The latest stable release may be found on the
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	<a href="http://www.libsdl.org/">SDL website</A>.
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<H2> <A HREF="docs/index.html">API Documentation</A> </H2>
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<H2> SDL 1.2.15 Release Notes </H2>
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<P>
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SDL 1.2.15 is a minor bug fix release.
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</P>
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<H3> General Notes </H3>
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<BLOCKQUOTE>
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<P>
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	Fixed assembly register clobbering in CPU info routines
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</P>
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<P>
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	Fixed memory stomp when using stretch blit on large images
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	Fixed pixel corruption with overlapping blits
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	SDL_JOYSTICK_DEVICE can be a colon separated list of joystick devices
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	Disabled MMX blitters since they don't compile on modern compilers
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<H3> Unix Notes </H3>
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<P>
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	Fixed crash in joystick code on newer Linux kernels
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	Fixed channel swizzling for ALSA target with 6-channel output
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	Use the OpenGL GLX_EXT_swap_control extension if available
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<H3> Windows Notes </H3>
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	Fixed SDL_GL_ACCELERATED_VISUAL handling
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	Fixed occasional crash handling WM_ACTIVATEAPP in Direct X code
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	Fixed application state handling with ALT-Tab
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	Fixed UTF-8 decoding of Russian characters
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<H3> Mac OS X Notes </H3>
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	Fixed building and running on Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)
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<H2> SDL 1.2.14 Release Notes </H2>
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SDL 1.2.14 is a significant bug fix release and a recommended update.
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<H3> General Notes </H3>
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	Fixed flicker when resizing the SDL window
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	Fixed crash in SDL_SetGammaRamp()
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	Fixed freeze in SDL_memset() with 0 length when assembly code is disabled.
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	Added SDL_DISABLE_LOCK_KEYS environment variable to enable normal up/down events for Caps-Lock and Num-Lock keys.
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	Fixed audio quality problem when converting between 22050 Hz and 44100 Hz.
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	Fixed a threading crash when a few threads are rapidly created and complete.
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	Increased accuracy of alpha blending routines.
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	Fixed crash loading BMP files saved with the scanlines inverted.
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	Fixed mouse coordinate clamping if SDL_SetVideoMode() isn't called in response to SDL_VIDEORESIZE event.
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	Added doxygen documentation for the SDL API headers.
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<H3> Unix Notes </H3>
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	Fixed potential memory corruption due to assembly bug with SDL_revcpy()
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	Fixed crashes trying to detect SSE features on x86_64 architecture.
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	Fixed assembly for GCC optimized 50% alpha blending blits.
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	Added configure option --enable-screensaver, to allow enabling the screensaver by default.
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	Use XResetScreenSaver() instead of disabling screensaver entirely.
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	Removed the maximum window size limitation on X11.
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	Fixed SDL_GL_SWAP_CONTROL on X11.
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	Fixed setting the X11 window input hint.
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	Fixed distorted X11 window icon for some visuals.
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	Fixed detecting X11 libraries for dynamic loading on 64-bit Linux.
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	SDL_GL_GetAttribute(SDL_GL_SWAP_CONTROL) returns the correct value with GLX_SGI_swap_control.
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	Added SDL_VIDEO_FULLSCREEN_DISPLAY as a preferred synonym for SDL_VIDEO_FULLSCREEN_HEAD on X11.
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	The SDL_VIDEO_FULLSCREEN_DISPLAY environment variable can be set to 0 to place fullscreen SDL windows on the first Xinerama screen.
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	Added the SDL_VIDEO_FBCON_ROTATION environment variable to control output orientation on the framebuffer console.
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	Valid values are:
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	<UL>
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	<LI>not set   - Not rotating, no shadow.
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	<LI>"NONE"    - Not rotating, but still using shadow.
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	<LI>"CW"      - Rotating screen clockwise.
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	<LI>"UD"      - Rotating screen upside down.
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	<LI>"CCW"     - Rotating screen counter clockwise.
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	</UL>
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	Fixed DirectFB detection on some Linux distributions.
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	Added code to use the PS3 SPE processors for YUV conversion on Linux.
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	Updated ALSA support to the latest stable API
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	ALSA is now preferred over OSS audio.  (SDL_AUDIODRIVER=dsp will restore the previous behavior.)
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	Improved support for PulseAudio
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	The Network Audio System support is now dynamically loaded at runtime.
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	Fixed crash with the MP-8866 Dual USB Joypad on newer Linux kernels.
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	Fixed crash in SDL_Quit() when a joystick has been unplugged.
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<H3> Windows Notes </H3>
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	Verified 100% compatibility with Windows 7.
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	Prevent loss of OpenGL context when setting the video mode in response to a window resize event.
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	Fixed video initialization with SDL_WINDOWID on Windows XP.
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	Improved mouse input responsiveness for first-person-shooter games.
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	IME messages are now generated for localized input.
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	SDL_RWFromFile() takes a UTF-8 filename when opening a file.
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	The SDL_STDIO_REDIRECT environment variable can be used to override whether SDL redirects stdio to stdout.txt and stderr.txt.
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<H3> Mac OS X Notes </H3>
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	SDL now builds on Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).
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	<BR>
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	Eric Wing posted a good rundown on the numerous changes here: <A HREF="http://playcontrol.net/ewing/jibberjabber/big_behind-the-scenes_chang.html">http://playcontrol.net/ewing/jibberjabber/big_behind-the-scenes_chang.html</A>
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	The X11 video driver is built by default.
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	Fixed SDL_VIDEO_WINDOW_POS environment variable for Quartz target.
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	Fixed setting the starting working directory in release builds.
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<H2> SDL 1.2.13 Release Notes </H2>
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<H3> General Notes </H3>
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	Removed stray C++ comment from public headers.
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	Fixed crash in SDL_SoftStretch() on secure operating systems.
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	Fixed undefined symbol on X11 implementations without UTF-8 support.
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	Fixed crash when a video driver reports higher than 32 bpp video modes.
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	Fixed restoring the desktop after setting a 24-bit OpenGL video mode.
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	Fixed window titles on Windows 95/98/ME.
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	Added SDL_BUTTON_X1 and SDL_BUTTON_X2 constants for extended mouse buttons.
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	Added support for quoted command line arguments.
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<H3> Mac OS X Notes </H3>
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	SDL now builds on Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard).
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	Fixed high frequency crash involving text input.
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	Fixed beeping when the escape key is pressed and UNICODE translation is enabled.
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	Improved trackpad scrolling support.
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	Fixed joystick hat reporting for certain joysticks.
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<H2> SDL 1.2.12 Release Notes </H2>
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<H3> General Notes </H3>
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	Added support for the PulseAudio sound server: http://www.pulseaudio.org/
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	Added SDL_VIDEO_ALLOW_SCREENSAVER to override SDL's disabling of the screensaver on Mac OS X, Windows, and X11.
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	Fixed buffer overrun crash when resampling audio rates.
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	Fixed audio bug where converting to mono was doubling the volume.
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	Fixed off-by-one error in the C implementation of SDL_revcpy()
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	Fixed compiling with Sun Studio.
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	Support for AmigaOS has been removed from the main SDL code.
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	Support for Nokia 9210 "EPOC" driver has been removed from the main SDL code.
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	Unofficial support for the S60/SymbianOS platform has been added.
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	Unofficial support for the Nintendo DS platform has been added.
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	Reenabled MMX assembly for YUV overlay processing (GNU C Compiler only).
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<H3> Unix Notes </H3>
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	Fixed detection of X11 DGA mouse support.
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	Improved XIM support for asian character sets.
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slouken@3960
   386
	The GFX_Display has been added to the X11 window information in SDL_syswm.h.
slouken@3960
   387
</P>
slouken@3960
   388
<P>
slouken@3960
   389
	Fixed PAGE_SIZE compile error in the fbcon video driver on newer Linux kernels.
slouken@3960
   390
</P>
slouken@3960
   391
<P>
slouken@3960
   392
	Fixed hang or crash at startup if aRts can't access the hardware.
slouken@3960
   393
</P>
slouken@3960
   394
<P>
slouken@3960
   395
	Fixed relative mouse mode when the cursor starts outside the X11 window.
slouken@3960
   396
</P>
slouken@3960
   397
<P>
slouken@3960
   398
	Fixed accidental free of stack memory in X11 mouse acceleration code.
slouken@3960
   399
</P>
slouken@3960
   400
<P>
slouken@3960
   401
	Closed minor memory leak in XME code.
slouken@3960
   402
</P>
icculus@4048
   403
<P>
icculus@4048
   404
	Fixed TEXTRELs in the library to resolve some PIC issues.
icculus@4048
   405
</P>
slouken@3960
   406
</BLOCKQUOTE>
slouken@3960
   407
slouken@3960
   408
<H3> Windows Notes </H3>
slouken@3960
   409
slouken@3960
   410
<BLOCKQUOTE>
slouken@3960
   411
<P>
slouken@3993
   412
	The GDI video driver makes better use of the palette in 8-bit modes.
slouken@3993
   413
</P>
slouken@3993
   414
<P>
icculus@3970
   415
	The windib driver now supports more mouse buttons with WM_XBUTTON events.
icculus@3970
   416
</P>
icculus@3970
   417
<P>
slouken@4083
   418
	On Windows, SDL_SetVideoMode() will re-create the window instead of failing if the multisample settings are changed.
slouken@4083
   419
</P>
slouken@4083
   420
<P>
slouken@3960
   421
	Added support for UTF-8 window titles on Windows.
slouken@3960
   422
</P>
slouken@3960
   423
<P>
slouken@3960
   424
	Fixed joystick detection on Windows.
slouken@3960
   425
</P>
slouken@3960
   426
<P>
slouken@4032
   427
	Improved performance with Win32 file I/O.
slouken@4032
   428
</P>
slouken@4032
   429
<P>
slouken@3960
   430
	Fixed HBITMAP leak in GAPI driver.
slouken@3960
   431
</P>
slouken@3960
   432
</BLOCKQUOTE>
slouken@3960
   433
slouken@3960
   434
<H3> Mac OS X Notes </H3>
slouken@3960
   435
slouken@3960
   436
<BLOCKQUOTE>
slouken@3960
   437
<P>
slouken@3960
   438
	Added support for multi-axis controllers like 3Dconnxion's SpaceNavigator on Mac OS X.
slouken@3960
   439
</P>
slouken@3960
   440
<P>
slouken@3960
   441
	Fixed YUV overlay crash inside Quicktime on Intel Mac OS X.
slouken@3960
   442
</P>
slouken@3960
   443
<P>
slouken@3960
   444
	Fixed blitting alignment in Altivec alpha blit functions.
slouken@3960
   445
</P>
slouken@3960
   446
<P>
slouken@3960
   447
	Keys F13, F14, and F15 are now usable on Apple keyboards under Mac OS X.
slouken@3960
   448
</P>
slouken@3960
   449
<P>
slouken@3960
   450
	Fixed joystick calibration code on Mac OS X.
slouken@3960
   451
</P>
slouken@3960
   452
<P>
slouken@3960
   453
	Fixed mouse jitter when multiple motion events are queued up in Mac OS X.
slouken@3960
   454
</P>
slouken@4074
   455
<P>
slouken@4074
   456
	Fixed changing the cursor in fullscreen mode on Mac OS X.
slouken@4074
   457
</P>
slouken@3960
   458
</BLOCKQUOTE>
slouken@3960
   459
slouken@3963
   460
<H3> Mac OS Classic Notes </H3>
slouken@3963
   461
slouken@3963
   462
<BLOCKQUOTE>
slouken@3963
   463
<P>
slouken@3963
   464
	Added support for gamma ramps to both toolbox and DrawSprocket video drivers.
slouken@3963
   465
</P>
slouken@3963
   466
</BLOCKQUOTE>
slouken@3963
   467
slouken@3960
   468
<H3> BeOS Notes </H3>
slouken@3960
   469
slouken@3960
   470
<BLOCKQUOTE>
slouken@3960
   471
<P>
slouken@3960
   472
	Implemented mouse grabbing and mouse relative mode on BeOS.
slouken@3960
   473
</P>
slouken@3960
   474
</BLOCKQUOTE>
slouken@3960
   475
slouken@3960
   476
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   477
slouken@1892
   478
<H2> SDL 1.2.11 Release Notes </H2>
slouken@1892
   479
<P>
slouken@1892
   480
SDL 1.2.11 is a minor bug fix release.
slouken@1892
   481
</P>
slouken@1892
   482
slouken@1892
   483
<H3> Unix Notes </H3>
slouken@1892
   484
slouken@1892
   485
<BLOCKQUOTE>
slouken@1892
   486
<P>
slouken@1892
   487
	Dynamic X11 loading is only enabled with gcc 4 supporting -fvisibility=hidden.  This fixes crashes related to symbol collisions, and allows building on Solaris and IRIX.
slouken@1892
   488
</P>
slouken@1892
   489
<P>
slouken@1892
   490
	Fixed building SDL with Xinerama disabled.
slouken@1892
   491
</P>
slouken@1892
   492
<P>
slouken@1892
   493
	Fixed DRI OpenGL library loading, using RTLD_GLOBAL in dlopen().
slouken@1892
   494
</P>
slouken@1892
   495
<P>
slouken@1892
   496
	Added pkgconfig configuration support.
slouken@1892
   497
</P>
slouken@1892
   498
</BLOCKQUOTE>
slouken@1892
   499
slouken@1892
   500
<H3> Windows Notes </H3>
slouken@1892
   501
slouken@1892
   502
<BLOCKQUOTE>
slouken@1892
   503
<P>
slouken@1892
   504
	Setting SDL_GL_SWAP_CONTROL now works with Windows OpenGL.
slouken@1892
   505
</P>
slouken@1892
   506
<P>
slouken@1892
   507
	The Win32 window positioning code works properly for windows with menus.
slouken@1892
   508
</P>
slouken@1892
   509
<P>
slouken@1892
   510
	DirectSound audio quality has been improved on certain sound cards.
slouken@1892
   511
</P>
slouken@1892
   512
<P>
slouken@1892
   513
	Fixed 5.1 audio channel ordering on Windows and Mac OS X.
slouken@1892
   514
</P>
slouken@1892
   515
<P>
slouken@1892
   516
	Plugged a couple of minor memory leaks in the windib video driver.
slouken@1892
   517
</P>
slouken@1892
   518
<P>
slouken@1892
   519
	Fixed type collision with stdint.h when building with gcc on Win32.
slouken@1892
   520
</P>
slouken@1892
   521
<P>
slouken@1892
   522
	Fixed building with the Digital Mars Compiler on Win32.
slouken@1892
   523
</P>
slouken@1892
   524
</BLOCKQUOTE>
slouken@1892
   525
slouken@1892
   526
<H3> Mac OS X Notes </H3>
slouken@1892
   527
slouken@1892
   528
<BLOCKQUOTE>
slouken@1892
   529
<P>
slouken@1892
   530
	The Quartz video driver supports 32x32 cursors on Mac OS X 10.3 and above.
slouken@1892
   531
</P>
slouken@1892
   532
</BLOCKQUOTE>
slouken@1892
   533
slouken@1892
   534
<IMG SRC="docs/images/rainbow.gif" ALT="[separator]" WIDTH="100%">
slouken@1892
   535
slouken@1840
   536
<H2> SDL 1.2.10 Release Notes </H2>
slouken@0
   537
<P>
slouken@1840
   538
SDL 1.2.10 is a major release, featuring a revamp of the build system and many API improvements and bug fixes.
slouken@1840
   539
</P>
slouken@1840
   540
<H3> API enhancements </H3>
slouken@0
   541
<UL>
slouken@1840
   542
<LI>
slouken@1840
   543
	If SDL_OpenAudio() is passed zero for the desired format
slouken@1840
   544
	fields, the following environment variables will be used
slouken@1840
   545
	to fill them in:
slouken@1840
   546
<pre><code>
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   547
		SDL_AUDIO_FREQUENCY
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   548
		SDL_AUDIO_FORMAT
slouken@1840
   549
		SDL_AUDIO_CHANNELS
slouken@1840
   550
		SDL_AUDIO_SAMPLES
slouken@1840
   551
</code></pre>
slouken@1840
   552
	If an environment variable is not specified, it will be set
slouken@1840
   553
	to a reasonable default value.
slouken@1840
   554
<LI>
slouken@1840
   555
	SDL_SetVideoMode() now accepts 0 for width or height and will use
slouken@1840
   556
	the current video mode (or the desktop mode if no mode has been set.)
slouken@1840
   557
<LI>
slouken@1840
   558
	Added current_w and current_h to the SDL_VideoInfo structure,
slouken@1840
   559
	which is set to the desktop resolution during video intialization,
slouken@1840
   560
	and then set to the current resolution when a video mode is set.
slouken@1840
   561
<LI>
slouken@1840
   562
	SDL_GL_LoadLibrary() will load the system default OpenGL library
slouken@1840
   563
	if it is passed NULL as a parameter.
slouken@1840
   564
<LI>
slouken@1840
   565
	Added SDL_GL_SWAP_CONTROL to wait for vsync in OpenGL applications.
slouken@1840
   566
<LI>
slouken@1840
   567
	Added SDL_GL_ACCELERATED_VISUAL to guarantee hardware acceleration.
slouken@1840
   568
<LI>
slouken@1840
   569
	SDL_WM_SetCaption() now officially takes UTF-8 title and icon strings, and displays international characters on supported platforms.
slouken@1840
   570
<LI>
slouken@1840
   571
	Added SDL_GetKeyRepeat() to query the key repeat settings.
slouken@1840
   572
<LI>
slouken@1840
   573
	Added the "dummy" audio driver, which can be used to emulate audio
slouken@1840
   574
	output without a sound card.
slouken@1840
   575
<LI>
slouken@1840
   576
	Added SDL_config.h, with defaults for various build environments.
slouken@0
   577
</UL>
slouken@0
   578
slouken@1840
   579
<H3> General Notes </H3>
slouken@0
   580
slouken@1840
   581
<BLOCKQUOTE>
slouken@1840
   582
<P>
slouken@1840
   583
	The SDL website now has an <A HREF="http://www.libsdl.org/rss/rss.xml">RSS feed</A>!
slouken@1840
   584
<P>
slouken@1840
   585
	The SDL development source code is now managed with <A HREF="http://www.libsdl.org/svn.php">Subversion</A>.
slouken@1840
   586
<P>
slouken@1840
   587
	SDL now uses the Bugzilla <A HREF="http://bugzilla.libsdl.org/">bug tracking system</A>, hosted by icculus.org.
slouken@1840
   588
<P>
slouken@1840
   589
	SDL is licensed under version 2.1 of the GNU Lesser General Public License.
slouken@1840
   590
<P>
slouken@1840
   591
	The entire build system has been revamped to make it much more portable, including versions of C library functions to make it possible to run SDL on a minimal embedded environment.  See README.Porting in the SDL source distribution for information on how to port SDL to a new platform.
slouken@1840
   592
<P>
slouken@1840
   593
	SDL_opengl.h has been updated with the latest glext.h from <A HREF="http://oss.sgi.com/projects/ogl-sample/registry/">http://oss.sgi.com/projects/ogl-sample/registry/</A>
slouken@1840
   594
<P>
slouken@1840
   595
	Alex Volkov contributed highly optimized RGB <-> RGBA blitters.
slouken@1840
   596
</BLOCKQUOTE>
slouken@0
   597
slouken@1840
   598
<H3> Unix Notes </H3>
slouken@0
   599
slouken@1840
   600
<BLOCKQUOTE>
slouken@1840
   601
<P>
slouken@1840
   602
	The X11 libraries are dynamically loaded at runtime by default.  This allows the distributed version of SDL to run on systems without X11 libraries installed.
slouken@1840
   603
<P>
slouken@1840
   604
	The XiG XME extension code is now included in the X11 video driver by default.
slouken@1840
   605
<P>
slouken@1840
   606
	XRandR support for video mode switching has been added to the X11 driver, but is disabled because of undesired interactions with window managers.  You can enable this by setting the environment variable SDL_VIDEO_X11_XRANDR to 1.
slouken@1840
   607
<P>
slouken@1840
   608
	Xinerama multi-head displays are properly handled now, and the SDL_VIDEO_FULLSCREEN_HEAD environment variable can be used to select the screen used for fullscreen video modes.  Note that changing the video modes only works on screen 0.
slouken@1840
   609
<P>
slouken@1840
   610
	XVidMode video modes are now sorted so they maintain the refresh rates specified in the X11 configuration file.
slouken@1840
   611
<P>
slouken@1840
   612
	SDL windows are no longer transparent in X11 compositing systems like XGL.
slouken@1840
   613
<P>
slouken@1840
   614
	The mouse is properly released by the X11 video driver if the fullscreen window loses focus.
slouken@1840
   615
<P>
slouken@1840
   616
	The X11 input driver now uses XIM to handle international input.
slouken@1840
   617
<P>
slouken@1840
   618
	The screensaver and DPMS monitor blanking are disabled while SDL games are running under the X11 and DGA video drivers.  This behavior will be formalized and selectable in SDL 1.3.
slouken@1840
   619
<P>
slouken@1840
   620
	Fixed a bug preventing stereo OpenGL contexts from being selected on the X11 driver.
slouken@1840
   621
<P>
slouken@1840
   622
	The DGA video driver now waits for pending blits involving surfaces before they are freed.  This prevents display oddities when using SDL_DisplayFormat() to convert many images.
slouken@1840
   623
<P>
slouken@1840
   624
	The framebuffer console video driver now has a parser for /etc/fb.modes for improved video mode handling.
slouken@1840
   625
<P>
slouken@1840
   626
	The framebuffer console video driver now allows asynchronous VT switching, and restores the full contents of the screen when switched back.
slouken@1840
   627
<P>
slouken@1840
   628
	The framebuffer console now uses CTRL-ALT-FN to switch virtual terminals, to avoid collisions with application key bindings.
slouken@1840
   629
<P>
slouken@1840
   630
	The framebuffer console input driver correctly sets IMPS/2 mode for wheel mice.  It also properly detects when gpm is in IMPS/2 protocol mode, or passing raw protocol from an IMPS/2 mouse.
slouken@1840
   631
<P>
slouken@1840
   632
	The SVGAlib video driver now has support for banked (non-linear) video modes.
slouken@1840
   633
<P>
slouken@1840
   634
	A video driver for OpenBSD on the Sharp Zaurus has been contributed by Staffan Ulfberg.  See the file README.wscons in the SDL source distribution for details.
slouken@1840
   635
<P>
slouken@1840
   636
	Many patches have been incorporated from *BSD ports.
slouken@1840
   637
</BLOCKQUOTE>
slouken@0
   638
slouken@1840
   639
<H3> Windows Notes </H3>
slouken@0
   640
slouken@1840
   641
<BLOCKQUOTE>
slouken@1840
   642
<P>
slouken@1840
   643
	The "windib" video driver is the default now, to prevent problems with certain laptops, 64-bit Windows, and Windows Vista.  The DirectX driver is still available, and can be selected by setting the environment variable SDL_VIDEODRIVER to "directx".
slouken@1840
   644
<P>
slouken@1840
   645
	SDL has been ported to 64-bit Windows.
slouken@1840
   646
<P>
slouken@1840
   647
	Dmitry Yakimov contributed a GAPI video driver for Windows CE.
slouken@1840
   648
<P>
slouken@1840
   649
	The default fullscreen refresh rate has been increased to match the desktop refresh rate, when using equivalent resolutions.  A full API for querying and selecting refresh rates is planned for SDL 1.3.
slouken@1840
   650
<P>
slouken@1840
   651
	Dialog boxes are now shown when SDL is in windowed OpenGL mode.
slouken@1840
   652
<P>
slouken@1840
   653
	The SDL window is recreated when necessary to maintain OpenGL context attributes, when switching between windowed and fullscreen modes.
slouken@1840
   654
<P>
slouken@1840
   655
	An SDL_VIDEORESIZE event is properly sent when the SDL window is maximized and restored.
slouken@1840
   656
<P>
slouken@1840
   657
	Window positions are retained when switching between fullscreen and windowed modes.
slouken@1840
   658
<P>
slouken@1840
   659
	ToUnicode() is used, when available, for improved handling of international keyboard input.
slouken@1840
   660
<P>
slouken@1840
   661
	The PrtScrn is now treated normally with both key down and key up events.
slouken@1840
   662
<P>
slouken@1840
   663
	Pressing ALT-F4 now delivers an SDL_QUIT event to SDL applications.
slouken@1840
   664
<P>
slouken@1840
   665
	Joystick names are now correct for joysticks which have been unplugged and then plugged back in since booting.
slouken@1840
   666
<P>
slouken@1840
   667
	An MCI error when playing the last track on a CD-ROM has been fixed.
slouken@1840
   668
<P>
slouken@1840
   669
	OpenWatcom projects for building SDL have been provided by Marc Peter.
slouken@1840
   670
</BLOCKQUOTE>
slouken@0
   671
slouken@1840
   672
<H3> Mac OS X Notes </H3>
slouken@1840
   673
slouken@1840
   674
<BLOCKQUOTE>
slouken@0
   675
<P>
slouken@1840
   676
	SDL now supports building Universal binaries, both through Xcode projects and when using configure/make.  See README.MacOSX in the SDL source archive for details.
slouken@1840
   677
<P>
slouken@1840
   678
	The X11 video driver with GLX support can be built on Mac OS X, if the X11 development SDK is installed.
slouken@1840
   679
<P>
slouken@1840
   680
	Transitions between fullscreen resolutions and windowed mode now use a much faster asynchronous fade to hide desktop flicker.
slouken@1840
   681
<P>
slouken@1840
   682
	Icons set with SDL_WM_SetIcon() now have the proper colors on Intel Macs.
slouken@1840
   683
</BLOCKQUOTE>
slouken@1840
   684
slouken@1840
   685
<H3> OS/2 Notes </H3>
slouken@1840
   686
slouken@1840
   687
<BLOCKQUOTE>
slouken@1840
   688
<P>
slouken@1840
   689
	Projects for building SDL on OS/2 with OpenWatcom have been contributed by Doodle.  See the file README.OS2 in the SDL source distribution for details.
slouken@1840
   690
</BLOCKQUOTE>
slouken@1840
   691
slouken@0
   692
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   693
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   694
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