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small Question

Post by goody » Fri Dec 04, 2009 10:28 am

hello iam a new user and wish to help you with my experince in programming but i want to ask a Q
did love want to be a3d game development or just 2d

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Re: small Question

Post by bartbes » Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:52 pm

2d

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Re: small Question: SDL 1.3

Post by sauer2 » Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:35 pm

Another small question (because the title fits that well ;)):

What happens, when SDL 1.3 is released?
Will you switch?

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Re: small Question

Post by bartbes » Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:19 pm

I have no idea why that should matter..

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Re: small Question

Post by bmelts » Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:22 pm

It really only matters as far as the innards of LÖVE go (the 1.3 API has a bunch of batch operations for things like drawing points, lines, and rectangles). As far as I know, there's nothing in there that would facilitate any new features in LÖVE itself.

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Re: small Question

Post by sauer2 » Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:49 pm

So from SDL 1.2 -> 1.3 there aren't big API changes?
Or is there simply no reason to switch and that for you won't switch?

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Re: small Question

Post by bartbes » Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:03 pm

I don't see any relevant changes, and there is no reason to turn a 2D engine into a 3D one..

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Re: small Question

Post by bmelts » Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:21 pm

I don't see any reason not to switch to 1.3, I'm sure it contains all sorts of useful optimizations and bugfixes that would make LÖVE run better. But it wouldn't significantly change the LÖVE API any; the switch would be invisible to anyone not dealing with the source code.

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Re: small Question

Post by Robin » Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:35 pm

So the question is: is switching to 1.3 useful enough to warrant the possible (and likely) delay LÖVE 0.6.0 will experience because of this. Even if the SDL API does not change (and minor version number changes usually indicate some API-breaking changes, although I do not know the method SDL uses), the disappearance of certain (possible buggy) elements, and the inevitable new bugs, might throw LÖVE back too far. I don't know. bartbes has spoken, but what does rude say of all this? (Since everyone will just OBEY rude :P)

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Re: small Question

Post by bmelts » Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:48 pm

SDL 1.3 isn't even out yet. One can experiment with the SVN version, but it's not officially released (and the project lead only released a list of API changes today), so I wouldn't recommend moving LÖVE 0.6.0 to it. Maybe a future version of LÖVE, once 1.3 is actually released.

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