author Sam Lantinga <>
Fri, 13 Feb 2004 17:57:16 +0000
changeset 816 428f688f2ad2
parent 433 706de3956894
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Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2004 17:03:16 +0100 From: Max Horn Subject: Modifier key fix The internal modifier state can get out of sync with reality. To trigger this, do for example this: 1) Launch an SDL app 2) Alt-click on the desktop (this will hide the SDL app). 3) Bring the SDL app back to the front 4) SDL will still think alt is pressed (and as such will treat left clicks like middle clicks). If you press and release alt, it'll be fine again. The attached patch cures this by rechecking the modifier state whenever we process an event.

  Using SDL with PicoGUI

- Originally contributed by Micah Dowty <>

PicoGUI is a scalable GUI system with a unique architecture, primarily focused
on scalability to various embedded systems. You can find more information
including a FAQ at

To use the patch:

  1. When compiling, add the "--enable-video-picogui" switch to ./configure

  2. When running your program, ensure that the picogui driver for SDL
     is in use by setting the SDL_VIDEODRIVER environment variable 
     to "picogui".

  3. The program must also be linked to the C client library for PicoGUI
     ( If the program is being compiled with a patched SDL 
     installed this should be done automatically. If you want to use an
     existing binary with PicoGUI, you can set the LD_PRELOAD environment
     variable to the path of your file.


  So far only basic functionality is provided on true color (linear16/24/32)
  devices. Accessing a memory mapped bitmap, updating the display, and handling
  mouse/keyboard input. This functionality has been tested with several
  applications, including mplayer, Xine, sldroids, and Abuse.

TODO list:

  - YUV overlays will be helpful for watching video on set top boxes or other
    embedded devices that have some graphics acceleration hardware

  - Account for rotated bitmap storage in pgserver

  - Support for hiding or changing the cursor

  - The display should be centered when the SDL application is smaller
    than the PicoGUI panel

  - Fullscreen or any other special modes

  - Support for indexed and grayscale modes

  - Probably much more...

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