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Re: Xlib or die (?)

> Hi,
> I've been discussing with programmers who think that mastering Xlib is a
> prerequisite for any game programming in Linux. Does anybody here
> share/oppose this view?

XLib gives you some good insight to how the windowing system does it's
thing which can allow a programmer to target the system more effectively,
but I wouldn't say it's a prereq :) Several layers are available to abstract
the nasty X internals and provide a simple easy and usually portable
infterface. Some people like glut, some clanlib, some like plib, I personally
prefer SDL (http://libsdl.org). I'm glad I took the time to learn xlib a few years
back, but I don't apply any of it directly when I do multimedia/game type

> Bernie
> -- 
> Regards,
> Bernie 'Bugs Bernie' Noel
> "A hundred thousand lemmings can't be wrong!"

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