TuxPaint woes

Albert Cahalan acahalan at gmail.com
Tue Jul 29 23:39:51 EDT 2008

Daniel Drake writes:

> I'll look into why SDL_mixer went away, and what it is used for...

It's for audio. Reasons for use include:

* Nicely compatible with other SDL stuff
* Cross-platform (BeOS, MacOS X, Win95, Vista...)
* Easy support for stereo positioning
* Handles *.ogg files
* Good enough real-time / async features

There is no reasonable alternative.

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