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Pete Mack August 13, 2009 04:26

Down with the SDL!
I just noticed this link:,
which suggests a possibly better model for portable rendering. (The SDL is an insanely heavyweight library; a thin layer on top of OpenGL for display, and a thin interface to the native OS for input is more appealing, to me, anyway. (And yes, they exist.) I already did one port upgrade, to OSX; the input stuff was dead easy. Most of the work was in rendering. If there was a fully portable light-weight library, I'd say the chances of further improvements in graphics are a whole lot higher.

EDIT: picked a better link!

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