[arch-dev-public] sdl12-compat

Jelle van der Waa jelle at vdwaa.nl
Fri Mar 18 20:47:06 UTC 2022

Hi all,

SDL1 has been deprecated for a while now but we still have some games 
and programs which depend on it. Fedora started using SDL's compatbility 
library sdl12-compat which implements sdl1 using sdl2 which means you 
can run games under wayland, get better controller support and an actual 
maintainer library. [1]

I've packaged sdl12-compat in [community-testing] and it replaces sdl, 
it was tested with chromium-bsu, caph and dwarffortress which all runs 
fine under the compatibility layer.

Virtualbox and caph were successfully recompiled to test if we can still 
rebuild SDL1 programs.

Please go forth and test :)

[1] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/SDL12onSDL2


Jelle van der Waa
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