Re: [hatari-devel] SDL2 port (was: OS X performance problem)

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On keskiviikko 04 kesäkuu 2014, Andreas Grabher wrote:
> Thomas and Eero, thank you for the hints.
> Unfortunately i already tried to do it with the guides but didn't get
> very far. My SDL skills are zero at the moment. So it would certainly
> need quite a lot of learning first. I have hoped that someone with SDL
> experiences could do it.

My point was that SDL2 port requires a lot of changes.
Personally I wouldn't want to support both SDL2 and SDL1.

If Hatari supports only SDL2, that should be done only
when distros in general have SDL2 available.

Distros are supporting SDL2 starting from:
- Debian: testing/unstable, only as backport for stable
- Ubuntu (universe): since 13.10
- OpenSuse: since 13.1
- Fedora: since F19
- Mageia: Since 4
- OpenMandrive: since LX 2013.0
- Slackware: 14.1
- CentOS/RHEL: Not available

So, it seems that most distros already have SDL2
available, but in Debian stable it's in backports,
which repo isn't enabled by default, and it's missing
on CentOS/RHEL.

Comments, is this a problem?

Anyway, SDL2 port cannot go into v1.8 release,
it's way too large change for that. And personally
I'd rather concentrate on making sure release works
fine before looking into large refactorings (whether
it's done in separate branch or tip).

	- Eero

> Am 04.06.2014 um 20:37 schrieb Thomas Huth <th.huth@xxxxxx>:
> > Am Wed, 4 Jun 2014 19:35:59 +0200
> > 
> > schrieb Andreas Grabher <andreas.grabher@xxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> >> I'm still working on the Hatari-based NeXT emulator Previous. I'd be
> >> very interested to move to SDL2! If anyone is interested in helping
> >> me, that would be very appreciated! As a side effect it would make it
> >> possible to see how well it works before doing the same for Hatari.
> > 
> > I was also a little bit curious about SDL2, so in the past days, I've
> > hacked a prototype version of Hatari that links against SDL2 instead of
> > 1.2. It's very limited (only ST/STE mode, no Falcon/TT, no proper
> > keyboard, no SDL GUI, no statusbar, ...), but at least the little green
> > desktop already shows up. So a port is certainly doable, but to get it
> > fullly right, it's quite a bit of effort. Especially the video api
> > changed quite a bit.
> > 
> > Do you know the migration guides already? There is one at
> > and another
> > one at - quite helpful, so I'd
> > recommend to start reading these.
> > 
> > Thomas

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