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Bug#985170: RFP: libsdl1.2-compat -- SDL 1.2 binary compatibility library wrapping SDL 2.0

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
X-Debbugs-Cc: pkg-sdl-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org, debian-devel-games@lists.debian.org

* Package name    : libsdl1.2-compat
  Version         : 0.0~git
  Upstream Author : Ryan C. Gordon <icculus@icculus.org>
* URL             : https://github.com/libsdl-org/sdl12-compat
* License         : zlib/libpng
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : SDL 1.2 binary compatibility library wrapping SDL 2.0

This code is a compatibility layer; it provides a binary-compatible API for
programs written against SDL 1.2, but it uses SDL 2.0 behind the scenes. If
you are writing new code, please target SDL 2.0 directly and do not use this

I've recently retried switching to Wayland and I think I'm sticking
with it. But while checking for toolkits support, noticed that SDL 1.2
does not have native Wayland support, but SDL 2.0 does.

Unfortunately we have quite many packages still using SDL 1.2, and while
I think I'll start porting them one by one (when time permits), it still
would be nice to get this wrapper packaged so that we can get immediate
results and can stop depending on Xwayland for most of the packages in


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