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Simple DirectMedia Library Bindings for Perl



SDL Perl are a set of bindings to the Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL).

'Simple DirectMedia Layer is a cross-platform multimedia library designed to provide low level access to audio, keyboard, mouse, joystick, 3D hardware via OpenGL, and 2D video framebuffer. It is used by MPEG playback software, emulators, and many popular games, including the award winning Linux port of "Civilization: Call To Power."' --www.libsdl.org

SDL Perl is an active and exciting project with many facets. Explore this website to learn more.

Getting Started

A new SDL::Manual is being prepared for new users. In the mean time take a look at the documentation, ask for help on the mailing lists or irc channel, and see the examples in the source code.



Talk to us on channel #sdl .

Mailing List

Send us an email at mailing list.

Our archives are located at mail-archive and nntp.perl.

We also have a rssfeed.

For help send an empty email to sdl-devel-help@perl.org.

To subscribe to the mailing lists send an empty email to sdl-devel-subscribe@perl.org.

To unsubscribe send an empty email to sdl-devel-unsubscribe@perl.org.

Testing and Development

Join us on GitHub to get started on making and grabbing issues.

To get started on testing SDL see our Testing Wiki Page.

Latest News


October 27th 2011

CPAN Release SDL 2.534

SDL 2.534 is on CPAN! The new API has many changes and much more improvements. So check it out.

SDL Perl at v2.2.6 on CPAN is the last of its kind which will have the old API.

SDL Manual: Writing Games with SDL Perl

The grant proposal has been accepted by The Perl Foundation. SDL_Manual is in continous development on github.

More up to date versions of the books are also available in HTML and PDF formats.

Active Development

SDL Perl is being actively developed to v3.0. We are adding many new SDLx::* modules to provide a more Perly interface to SDL. Please review, request or even hack the code. Talk to us on the irc channel or mailing lists.

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