3. What is the current version of
The current stable version of svgalib is 1.4.0. It is available from many
popular Linux ftp sites such as metalab.unc.edu
(previously known as sunsite). It is also available from www.svgalib.org.
The latest unstable release is 1.4.1 and is available from www.svgalib.org.
3.1 Where can I get patches against
the stable release?
There is not currently a centralized location for such patches, so as I
find them I will link to them here:
Improved IntelliMouse & MouseMan+ (wheel mouse) and keymap support:
Vibber's Svgalib Stuff (this may not be up to date now and, as far
as I know, these patches have been incorportated into the stable release)
3.2 How can I get a development
snapshot of svgalib?
If you are interested in actively debugging and developing svgalib
then contact the svgalib maintainer (Matan Ziv-Av) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3.3 How does the development version
differ from the stable release?
(taken directly from the maintainers svgalib page at http://www.cs.bgu.ac.il/~zivav/svgalib/)
This pre-release includes changes to the S3 driver to support linear
modes on Trio64 cards.
This version contains a start of support for using a vga card that is
not using IO at 0x3c0-0x3df
This pre-release can compile with gcc-2.95, and works on a vga card,
when the console is on a non-vga card (e.g. an mda).
Changes from 1.4.0 include:
nv driver supports TNT
changes in signal handling.
GTF (modeline calculation formula) is included,
both as a standalone program, and as part of timing.c
My aim for 1.4.1 (and the 1.4.x series in general), is support for more
video cards, as well as secondary adapter support. The
novccontrol option that was added in 1.4.0 and the signal handling
changes are geared toward the second adapter support. The
signal handling should also facilitate the use of pthreads and svgalib
in the same program.
Last update 13 November 1999.