README
author Sam Lantinga <slouken@libsdl.org>
Fri, 14 Dec 2001 12:37:34 +0000
changeset 250 74a8f672f2f8
parent 0 74212992fb08
child 268 217b02923e79
permissions -rw-r--r--
Added support for building SDL for EPOC/SymbianOS 6.0 (thanks Hannu!)
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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. 
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    18 The current version supports Linux, Windows, BeOS, MacOS, MacOS X,
    19 FreeBSD, Solaris, and IRIX.  The code contains support for Windows CE,
    20 OpenBSD, NetBSD, AIX, OSF/Tru64, and QNX, but these are not yet
    21 officially supported.
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    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.
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    35 Frequently asked questions are answered online:
    36 	http://www.libsdl.org/faqs.html
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    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.html
    41 
    42 Enjoy!
    43 	Sam Lantinga				(slouken@libsdl.org)
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