Spot's Porting for Dummies 1.7.1 released!

Date 14-Aug-2007 14:58:31
Topic: Software News

Fresh from Spot's bedroom! - Spot's Porting for Dummies 1.7.1
The last version didn't do it for ya? Well, cheer up!
I've added some very useful lines to the quick reference section
that will get rid of linking errors and making a lot of makefile
editing useless. =) Have another go! You can do it!

Read the history for a detailed list of changes.


Well, the sad fact is that, neither can I! :) I am just a stubborn geezer!
And look at me now... 300+ uploads to compiling
multiplatform stuff for AmigaOS 4.0 isn't THAT hard, c'mon! If I can do it,
you can do it too! You'll jump up and down screaming when you managed to
compile your first SDL app, I did! To my defence I have to say that I had
to figure out a lot of the process the hard way! :P


Version 1.7.1

Added configure lines finetuned for SDL projects to the quick reference
Thid should help newbies get rid of linking errors and save me from wasting
time on makefile editing.
Dunno why I didn't do this before.

Cleaned up the Quick Reference guide, I hope it is much clearer now.

Version 1.7.0

Added -ltiff to the CFLAGS, as my latest compile of SDL_Image needs and
supports it.

Version 1.6.9

Added a new common error to chapter 07.

Version 1.6.8

Added some URL's to the 'What to Port' chapter.

Version 1.6.7

Added a really weird 'not so common error' that costed me some hair! Grrr!

Version 1.6.6

Added a new subchapter 'Newlib or Clib2?'
Added some clarifications to the quick references. Thanx to Lio for the
Added some new stuff to 'Tips and Tricks'
Added a 'not so common error'

Version 1.6.5

Added a new 'not so common error'

Version 1.6.4

Added a new chapter 'Compiling SDL/GL apps'
Added a new tip to the 'Common errors that can occur when configuring'

Version 1.6.3

Added a new chapter: 'Converting a Windows makefile into an AmigaOS makefile'

Version 1.6.2

Extended the common error section with a small guide on how to find
out what header is missing.

Version 1.6.1

Misc small changes and additional info 'backported' from the AROS 'port'
of this guide.

Version 1.6.0

Added a guide on how to make GUI's using Emperor.
Added lots of small things that I can't remember.

Version 1.5.3

Added a tip on Fullscreen modes in SDL apps/games. Thanks Lio.
Added some quick references related to Allegro compiling. Woooot? Already? ;)

Version 1.5.2

Corrected some small things related to SDL_Mixer

Version 1.5.1

Added SVN to tips and tricks

Version 1.5

Fixed a typo. I had writen -lpng -lpng, when it should be -lpng -ljpeg.
Thanx to Raziel for the report.

Added a new chapter: History

Added a new chapter: Getting your SDK up to date

Added a new chapter: The basics

Added a new chapter: Configuring linklibs

Added a new chapter: Quick Reference

Added more common errors

Defines section updated

Common errors section updated

Corrections to the configure lines. Thanx HNL!

Corrections to the example makefile. Thanx Booger!

A lot of small changes that I can't remember.

Corrected the cygnix config line.

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