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Raspberry Pi Support Added To SDL2 Library

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Published on 30 September 2013 09:14 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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The Simple DirectMedia Layer post-SDL2.0 code now has support for the popular low-cost low-end Raspberry Pi ARM platform.

The Raspberry Pi SDL2 support that was committed this weekend allows for this open-source library that's popular amongst games and other multimedia software to work without an X.Org Server, supports, hardware-accelerated OpenGL ES 2.0, ALSA-based sound, evdev-based input devices, and udev-based input device hot-plugging support. With this commit, the UDEV and EVDEV support to SDL2 has been unified.

The Raspberry Pi platform support landed with this commit and will be found in the forthcoming SDL 2.0.1 release. Meanwhile, planned for SDL2 is also 7.1 audio support, Mir Display Server support, Wayland support, and numerous other changes as outlined earlier on Phoronix.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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