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Software News : New home for OS4 SDL!
Posted by xeron on 2009/7/3 12:43:07 (1884 reads) News by the same author
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The "official" port of SDL to AmigaOS 4.x is now hosted at Google Code!

This means that there is an official download site and bug tracker, and it also means that anyone can check out the latest SVN version and help out!

Update your bookmarks!


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nubechecorre
Published: 2009/7/3 13:17  Updated: 2009/7/3 13:17
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Joined: 11/24/2006
From: Sanremo
Comments: 1872
 Re: New home for OS4 SDL!
That's a great news !

The version available on the site is a new one ?
xeron
Published: 2009/7/3 13:19  Updated: 2009/7/3 13:19
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Joined: 11/28/2006
From: Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, UK, Europe, Earth, Milky Way, The Universe
Comments: 413
 Re: New home for OS4 SDL!
I think the only differences between the one on that site and the latest one on os4depot is the support for unsigned 8-bit audio, and that it is no longer "xeron's unofficial SDL", its just SDL for OS4
nubechecorre
Published: 2009/7/3 14:36  Updated: 2009/7/3 14:36
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From: Sanremo
Comments: 1872
 Re: New home for OS4 SDL!
So Rchard Drummond is not anymore the author of the sdl for os4 ?
xeron
Published: 2009/7/3 15:19  Updated: 2009/7/3 15:19
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Joined: 11/28/2006
From: Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, UK, Europe, Earth, Milky Way, The Universe
Comments: 413
 Re: New home for OS4 SDL!
Richard Drummond wasn't the only guy who ported SDL to OS4, but he was a significant contributor.

Nobody has heard from Rich for a long time, but if he comes back, he's welcome to become an admin on the project page.
AmiDARK
Published: 2009/7/3 18:26  Updated: 2009/7/3 18:26
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Joined: 11/03/2008
From: South France
Comments: 763
 Re: New home for OS4 SDL!
Hi Xeron,
I'd like to know if we can do commercial products using SDL ? Are there some restrictions or needs ?

Good new for OS4 SDL :)
Samurai_Crow
Published: 2009/7/3 18:40  Updated: 2009/7/3 18:40
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Joined: 04/15/2007
From: Waterville, Minnesota, USA
Comments: 187
 Re: New home for OS4 SDL!
@Freddix

You can use SDL for closed-source packages as long as you use the .so version of SDL and its support libraries.

If you choose to statically link, then you're bound by the LGPL 2.x license to release your code as open-source. Even then you are allowed to sell it, it just doesn't make a lot of sense to do so if it is open-source.
MetalJoe
Published: 2009/7/3 21:10  Updated: 2009/7/3 21:10
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From: Milton Keynes
Comments: 51
 Re: New home for OS4 SDL!
Nope, LGPL code can be statically or dynamically linked with other code without requiring everything to be released under the LGPL.

It's designed specifically with this in mind, in contrast to GPL code, to allow things like free/libre libraries to be used by software developed under non-free/libre licenses.

However... if you modify LGPL code, you must release those changes. This ONLY applies to changes made to the LGPL code, not anything else.
MetalJoe
Published: 2009/7/3 21:12  Updated: 2009/7/3 21:12
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Comments: 51
 Re: New home for OS4 SDL!
http://www.gnu.org/licenses/why-not-lgpl.html

Quote:
The choice of license makes a big difference: using the Lesser GPL permits use of the library in proprietary programs; using the ordinary GPL for a library makes it available only for free programs.
AmiDARK
Published: 2009/7/3 23:29  Updated: 2009/7/3 23:38
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Joined: 11/03/2008
From: South France
Comments: 763
 Re: New home for OS4 SDL!
So,
if I develop a program that internally use LGPL libs, I can resell my program ?

And, if I develop a program that internally use GPL libs, I can't resell it ?

Is All Right ?

Regards,
Fred
Samurai_Crow
Published: 2009/7/4 0:22  Updated: 2009/7/4 0:22
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From: Waterville, Minnesota, USA
Comments: 187
 Re: New home for OS4 SDL!
@Freddix

You can sell your code no matter what. The only issue is whether you have to release the source code.

If you use LGPL 2.x libs linked dynamically (such as with a .so or .library version of SDL) then there is no problem with a closed-source project using them.

@MetalJoe

Your understanding of LGPL only applies to LGPL version 3+. SDL is LGPL version 2.x and therefore doesn't have the static linking provisions.
Slayer
Published: 2009/7/4 5:33  Updated: 2009/7/4 5:33
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Joined: 03/11/2008
From: Dunedin, New Zealand
Comments: 868
 Re: New home for OS4 SDL!
This is very nice

Any plans to expand it and add all the different distributions as well?

Perhaps it could be divided between maintainers who are around for the most part
MetalJoe
Published: 2009/7/4 7:37  Updated: 2009/7/4 7:37
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Comments: 51
 Re: New home for OS4 SDL!
@Samurai_Crow

Okay, cheers for the clarification.
Snuffy
Published: 2009/7/4 20:11  Updated: 2009/7/4 20:11
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Joined: 12/06/2006
From: Michigan
Comments: 1027
 Re: New home for OS4 SDL!
... it is no longer "xeron's unofficial SDL", its just SDL for OS4
This kind pf reminds me of Scrat, the prehistoric squirrel in "Ice Age" movies, finally got the Acorn home.
Thanks for all your fine work and contributions!
broadblues
Published: 2009/7/4 21:14  Updated: 2009/7/4 21:14
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Joined: 12/04/2006
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 Re: New home for OS4 SDL!
Quote:

Your understanding of LGPL only applies to LGPL version 3+. SDL is LGPL version 2.x and therefore doesn't have the static linking provisions


but does the gpl not normally allow you to apply ant later version of the license?
Samurai_Crow
Published: 2009/7/5 2:51  Updated: 2009/7/5 2:51
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From: Waterville, Minnesota, USA
Comments: 187
 Re: New home for OS4 SDL!
GPL allows you to promote to a later version of the license if that clause hasn't been modified. The Linux kernel, for example, is strictly GPL 2.x and has the "any later version" clause removed. It cannot be promoted to GPL 3+. I think SDL also has the "any later version" clause removed.

For commercial licensing, a dual-licensing scheme has been introduced starting with SDL 1.3 which is a not-yet-released experimental version in the REAL SDL SVN archives described by the webpage at http://www.libsdl.org/svn.php .
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