Any idea about sdl 1.3/2.0 ?

shirish शिरीष shirishag75 at
Mon Feb 20 20:56:56 UTC 2012

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2012/2/21 Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo <manuel.montezelo at>:
> Hi,
> 2012/2/16 shirish शिरीष <shirishag75 at>:
>> Hi all,
>> Does anybody have any idea about SDL 1.3/2.0 ? I do see a package in
>> experimental . Also
>> see a snapshot of upstream work at
>> , just wanna know what are
>> the plans for it. As far as I know they plan to release the fine
>> release around the same time (or just a bit later) around the same
>> time Debian is gonna go into Freeze status. Any ideas around this
>> would be helpful.
>> And yes, I do know it would mean migration of lot of games who are
>> using libsdl 1.2 would have to move to libsdl2.0 IF libsdl2.0 is gonna
>> be the constant (maybe possible over a year). Anyways, please point to
>> any relevant discussion (if any happened) in the recent past, just
>> mildly curious.
> I didn't look much, but I didn't even read about any date when they
> plan to release it -- where did you see that?

Those are not official plans but I did see it somewhere and do
remember the people who said that carry some weight in that community.
I saw this sometime around December something. The only thing I do
remember is some of that remark was from some article . My
google fu is not particularly strong so no idea as of now, sorry.  I
did see the references to a popular game which was under development
for 10 years or so (curiously, can't remember the name of that game
either :P )

> They have been developing both branches for years, but the development
> of both was mostly stopped.  Only recently they started to push
> bugfixes and new releases to 1.2, switched the license and so on; and
> are starting to move things in the 2.0 area again.
> Anyway, maybe we can include it in stable, but I suspect that no games
> are going to be ported if they do not work with the new library
> already.

that is true. So the first thing would probably for stable to hit.
What I was interested in is to see if the 1.3 package was moving along
whenever they release a new snapshot or some snapshots.

I do see a few games who are using both 1.2 and 1.3 (but they are not
in debian, yet) .

> Cheers.

          Shirish Agarwal  शिरीष अग्रवाल
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