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                         Simple DirectMedia Layer
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                                  (SDL)
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                                Version 1.2
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---
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http://www.libsdl.org/
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This is the Simple DirectMedia Layer, a general API that provides low
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level access to audio, keyboard, mouse, joystick, 3D hardware via OpenGL,
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and 2D framebuffer across multiple platforms.
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The current version supports Linux, Windows CE/95/98/ME/XP/Vista, BeOS,
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MacOS Classic, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, BSD/OS, Solaris, IRIX,
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and QNX.  The code contains support for Dreamcast, Atari, AIX, OSF/Tru64,
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RISC OS, SymbianOS, Nintendo DS, and OS/2, but these are not officially
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supported.
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SDL is written in C, but works with C++ natively, and has bindings to
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several other languages, including Ada, C#, Eiffel, Erlang, Euphoria,
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Guile, Haskell, Java, Lisp, Lua, ML, Objective C, Pascal, Perl, PHP,
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Pike, Pliant, Python, Ruby, and Smalltalk.
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This library is distributed under GNU LGPL version 2, which can be
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found in the file  "COPYING".  This license allows you to use SDL
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freely in commercial programs as long as you link with the dynamic
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library.
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The best way to learn how to use SDL is to check out the header files in
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the "include" subdirectory and the programs in the "test" subdirectory.
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The header files and test programs are well commented and always up to date.
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More documentation is available in HTML format in "docs/index.html", and
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a documentation wiki is available online at:
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	http://www.libsdl.org/cgi/docwiki.cgi
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The test programs in the "test" subdirectory are in the public domain.
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Frequently asked questions are answered online:
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	http://www.libsdl.org/faq.php
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If you need help with the library, or just want to discuss SDL related
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issues, you can join the developers mailing list:
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	http://www.libsdl.org/mailing-list.php
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Enjoy!
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	Sam Lantinga				(slouken@libsdl.org)
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