Subject: pkg/15529: Please upgrade SDL to version 1.2.3
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Ben Wong <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/07/2002 10:32:03
>Synopsis: pkgsrc has SDL-1.2.2; the latest stable version is SDL-1.2.3
>Arrival-Date: Thu Feb 07 07:32:00 PST 2002
>Originator: Ben Wong
>Release: NetBSD 1.5.2
System: NetBSD ursula.wongs.net 1.5.2 NetBSD 1.5.2 (GENERIC) #0: Sat Nov 17 17:21:16 EST 2001 email@example.com:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/GENERIC i386
Pkgsrc has SDL version 1.2.2. Since November, the stable version of
SDL has been 1.2.3.
SDL 1.2.3 fixes some annoying bugs, including a major one which causes
a coredump whenever double-buffering is used with the dga video
driver. Since double-buffering is necessary to avoid flickering when
blitting directly to video memory, this is a serious limitation.
Try the testsprite program which is in the "test" directory of SDL.
Notice that with dga and double-buffering, it crashes with a
make install # if you don't already have SDL installed
setenv SDL_VIDEODRIVER dga
./testsprite -hw # This works, but flickers badly
./testsprite -hw -flip # This uses double buffering and crashes
Please update the SDL package to use version 1.2.3.