Binaries for SDL_Sound... (fwd)

Ryan C. Gordon icculus at
Tue Feb 12 17:02:14 EST 2002

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Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 21:23:11 +0000
From: Dominique Louis <Dominique at>
To: Ryan C. Gordon <icculus at>
Subject: Re: Binaries for SDL_Sound...

Hi Ryan,
   I have no problem with you forwarding this thread to the SDL_Sound
mailing list. I am already subscribed to it.

If you do find a volunteer, probably option 2 would be the most
effective, as that would get more people using it sooner rather than
later when the distros pick it up.

Is it possible to submit an API for inclusion into distros?

Does Sam create his own binaries or do other developers send them to him?

Anyway, thanks for the quick response.



Ryan C. Gordon wrote:

>>   As SDL_Sound seems like a great project, I would like to add
>>SDL_Sound support for Delphi under Windows and Kylix under Linux and of
>>course FreePascal as part of the JEDI-SDL project.
>>Currently JEDI-SDL supports SDL, SDL_Mixer, SDL_Image, SDL_Net and smpeg
>>and we really would like to add SDL_Sound as well.
> Cool!
>>I was wondering where I would be able to get some Windows and Linux
>>binaries for SDL_Sound so that I can create a Pascal header to the
>>dll/shared object?
> I'm very hesitant to support binary releases, because I'm not in a
> position to keep most platforms (including win32 and non-Intel Linux) up
> to date, and I don't want to play the distro game under Linux...RPMs vs
> DEBs vs TGZs aside, there's glibc conflicts, the possibility that a given
> library (like OggVorbis or ModPlug) doesn't exist on a system if I
> dynamically link, and the LGPL nightmares if I statically link.
> That being said, I see two solutions:
> 1) We can sit and wait for distributions to decide that SDL_sound is worth
> including in their base package (hey, it might happen!), in which case
> someone else is maintaining binaries, while the SDL_sound project can
> concentrate on maintaining code, or
> 2) If someone volunteers to do REGULAR (that is, at LEAST once per formal
> release, not once and never again) binary updates for a given platform, I
> will provide those binaries for download on the project's webspace and
> make those binary maintainer's work as comfortable as possible.
> Short of that, I don't have the energy to accomplish binary maintanance,
> and I doubt my other core developers do, either.
> Would you mind if I forward this conversation to the sdlsound mailing
> list? Someone may volunteer.
> --ryan.

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