SDL 2.0.6 Gearing Up For Release With Many Changes
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Gaming on 5 September 2017 at 06:31 AM EDT. 8 Comments
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It's looking like SDL 2.0.6 will be released in the very near future as this important cross-platform library commonly used by game developers.

It's been 10 months since the SDL 2.0.5 point release while now it looks like SDL 2.0.6 preparations are underway with their Hg code-base this weekend seeing documentation additions and other preparations being made for what will likely be tagging soon of v2.0.6.

Among the changes that will be found in SDL 2.0.6 are QNX7 support, a JACK driver, a default Steam Controller mapping for Linux, updated game controllers, and most recently is the cross-platform Vulkan helpers.

Also exciting is a KMS/DRM video driver for embedded development with SDL on Linux systems. Windows users have additionally seen a new default audio driver with much better support while XAudio2 is being dropped in the next release.
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