SDL Software Development Kit

There is no official "SDL SDK" but you can build one by following the instructions here:


1) Install the mingw cross-compiler environment for building windows applications for testing on wine:

2) Download SDL-devel-1.2.11-mingw32.tar.gz (Mingw32) from , extract them to a folder and install (copy) the headers and libs to your mingw headers and libs locations.

3) run ./configure && make from within the SDL-1.2.11/test directory. This will produce native linux binaries and a Makefile.

4) As an exercise, edit the Makefile so that it will build using your cross-compiler instead of the native linux binaries you want to make windows .exe files! Save it as Make32. Modify it something like this:


... (several lines unmodified) ...

CC = i386-mingw32-gcc
EXE = .exe
CFLAGS = -mwindows
LIBS = -lmingw32 -lSDLmain -lSDL

... (several lines unmodified) ...

testgl$(EXE): $(srcdir)/testgl.c
$(CC) -o $@ $? $(CFLAGS) $(LIBS) -lm -lopengl32

... (several more lines unmodified) ...

5) Run make -f Make32 to build the windows .exe versions of the tests.

6) Run the tests on windows, on wine, on cygwin, or wherever you like.
Note* This is just a cross-compiling exercise. You should download and build the windows version of the tests to test wine.


Application Details:

Version: SDL 1.2 tests
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Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 0.9.28.

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What works

Pretty much all the graphical test .exes work just fine under wine!

What does not

We cross-compiled these tests as an exercise. As expected, the cross-compiled tests that send output to the console will not work unless you downlaoded the proper win32 versions of the tests.


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Additional Comments

Being cross-platform and open source makes SDL a good test suite for showing off wine's compatibility.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentFedora Core 6 x86_64Dec 27 20060.9.28.N/A Yes GoldHenry Kroll 

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