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    Phoronix: RISC OS Seeing SDL2 Support Brought Up

    For those tantilized by the prospects of gaming on RISC OS, SDL2 has been seeing early mainline work on supporting this long-standing operating system...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-SDL2-Mainline

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    Two years later: SDL2 removes RISC OS support ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    The question is why they're wasting time on useless things, but not the important ones, like polishing Wayland support.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by StarterX4 View Post
      Two years later: SDL2 removes RISC OS support ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
      The question is why they're wasting time on useless things, but not the important ones, like polishing Wayland support.
      The patches come from a RISC OS dev. I am sure he does not see them as wasting time on useless things.

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      • #4
        It is actually amazing how fast an RPI feels when running RISC OS.
        Last edited by Raka555; 02-15-2020, 11:35 AM.

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        • #5
          Typo:

          Originally posted by phoronix View Post
          Phoronix: RISC OS Seeing SDL2 Support Brought Up

          For those tantilized by the prospects of gaming on RISC OS, SDL2 has been seeing early mainline work on supporting this long-standing operating system...

          http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-SDL2-Mainline
          It's tantalized...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by StarterX4 View Post
            The question is why they're wasting time on useless things, but not the important ones, like polishing Wayland support.
            Not everyone is on the World Dominion tour.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Raka555 View Post
              It is actually amazing how fast an RPI feels when running RISC OS.
              I have not tested RISC OS yet. Could you explain about which areas feels fast? I can't find any useful benchmarks compared to Linux/Raspbian.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Jabberwocky View Post

                I have not tested RISC OS yet. Could you explain about which areas feels fast? I can't find any useful benchmarks compared to Linux/Raspbian.
                Ultimately everything runs ARM machine code, so benchmarks might turn out to be the same when compiled with the same compiler.

                I have not done any benchmarking, BUT you should install it on an RPI and see how fast the windows snaps open and close and applications launch in an instant.
                It feels like a super computer compared to the latest Linux desktop. The UI on a RPI 3B+ feels much more responsive than my latest 3700x/vega64 system, let alone compared to linux desktop on the same RPI.

                I don't know what makes the linux desktop so sluggish. I suspect it is the sheer amount of bloat it has to lump around compared to RISC OS.

                I also don't know if RISC-OS is using graphics acceleration, but the 2D experience is superb, given the hardware.
                Maybe its because they dropped dedicated 2D hardware acceleration on linux and emulates it using 3D hardware...
                Last edited by Raka555; 02-17-2020, 09:54 AM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Raka555 View Post

                  Ultimately everything runs ARM machine code, so benchmarks might turn out to be the same when compiled with the same compiler.

                  I have not done any benchmarking, BUT you should install it on an RPI and see how fast the windows snaps open and close and applications launch in an instant.
                  It feels like a super computer compared to the latest Linux desktop. The UI on a RPI 3B+ feels much more responsive than my latest 3700x/vega64 system, let alone compared to linux desktop on the same RPI.

                  I don't know what makes the linux desktop so sluggish. I suspect it is the sheer amount of bloat it has to lump around compared to RISC OS.

                  I also don't know if RISC-OS is using graphics acceleration, but the 2D experience is superb, given the hardware.
                  Maybe its because they dropped dedicated 2D hardware acceleration on linux and emulates it using 3D hardware...
                  This sounds very interesting! I will definitely try it out for myself.

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