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Re: GFX under Linux

Katie Lucas wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 06, 2001 at 07:16:34PM +0000, Adam D. Moss wrote:
>>Do Loki static-link all of their SDL-based binaries?
> Speaking rather brutally, I would.
> It's either that or you're into the realms of distributing the right
> versions with the software (which removes any "media space saving"
> argument) and then having to mess aorund installing the things on
> 14,000 variant versions of Linux, plus all the spotty-geeks who
> hand-roll their own. And not clobbering later versions. Unless they
> won't work with the application...

Under windows, they say "requires DirectX #.#". If DirectX #.# 
isn't installed, you don't run. If a later version of DirectX 
breaks your app, you make a patch.

What's wrong with saying "requires SDL 1.2" and leaving it at 
that? Linux is no better and no worse than Windows in this regard.