DESCRIPTIONThis document describes OS specific information regarding the installation and use of SDL.
General (all OS)You need to install Alien::SDL to acquire all prerequisites of SDL.
On Windows, Alien::SDL will get you zip-files containing prebuilt libs.
On Unixes you can choose between compiling libs or use libs provided by the dist. The different options on Unixes are available when requirements are met. Like having specific libs installed.
There is some additional documentation in the Github-Wiki <https://github.com/PerlGameDev/SDL/wiki/Testing>. You definitively want to look there, if you want to know how to install SDL from the latest sources (e.g. in an unfinished, unreleased state).
InstallationWe recommend Strawberry Perl. You can get it here <http://strawberryperl.com/>.
Once you installed Strawberry Perl, you can access the cpan shell via the start menu.
Open up the cpan shell and type "install Alien::SDL SDL". Please follow the dialog and answer the questions to the best of your knowledge.
Mac OS X
InstallationYou will need a newer version of Perl that you can install with App::perlbrew.
Once you have a newer Perl installed please use "cpan" to install Alien::SDL (and of course SDL).
Using SDL on Mac OS XYou can't use the "perl" executable to run SDL scripts on Mac OS X, you need to use "SDLPerl". When you install SDL, a program named "SDLPerl" is installed. It should be in your path.
Using Mac OS X, your SDL Perl script have to look like this:
#!SDLPerl use strict; use warnings; use SDL; # your code here ...
Using the wrong Perl executable, you might encounter a lot of error messages resulting in "terminate called after throwing an instance of 'NSException'". cf. the corresponding github issue <https://github.com/PerlGameDev/SDL/issues/208>.
AUTHORSSee list of module authors in SDL.
If you would like to contribute to SDL Perl, please post a message on the mailing list:
And request access to the github repository. Or drop us a line on #sdl over at irc.perl.org
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