SDL2 Plans With Wayland, SDL3 Already On The Mind
Ryan "Icculus" Gordon wrote yesterday on his Google+ page about the SDL 2.0 release and then the plans for the future. Some key takeaways include:
- There's already ideas about API/ABI changes that will go into SDL 3.0.0+. Of course, SDL3 is still a long ways away.
- New APIs that can be added onto SDL2 (for say SDL 2.1.0) include audio/microphone recording, webcam/video capturing, a locale API, re-introducing multiple mice support, possible multiple keyboard support, audio device disconnect notification support, and sRGB OpenGL context support.
- Some changes that could land at anytime for SDL2 (such as SDL 2.0.1 or SDL 2.1.0) include Wayland support, Mir support, Raspberry Pi support, 7.1 audio support, a possible Sony PlayStation 4 port, moving from Xlib to XCB, udev audio device support, and other code improvements.
- Speaking of Wayland support for SDL, Ryan Gordon and Kristian Høgsberg confirmed via Twitter that the external Wayland-SDL branch will hopefully be merged soon and this Wayland back-end could very well premiere in SDL 2.0.1.