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Original post by Indeterminatus

But it will only work with DJGPP (that''s a GNU C++ compiler and you can download it FOR FREE [the download takes approximately 20 MB, Allegro needs about 1,5 MB]...)



Not so - the newer Allegro source tree can be built for DOS (DJGPP), Linux (GCC), Windows (VC++, MingWin32, etc).

Recompiling your code for the different platforms is usually a fairly minor task - it should be possible to have, from one codebase, XWindows, SVGALib, DirectX, GDI, and DOS versions!

DJGPP is DJ Delorie''s DOS port of the GNU C/C++ compilers, and as such isn''t available for Linux (unless someone has back-ported it for some strange reason).

The Allegro homepage is http://www.talula.demon.co.uk/allegro, and DJGPP''s home is http://www.delorie.com

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I actually though that DJGPP has been ported for Linux? Well, in case that it''s not, or it''s bad, or anything like that, then how can I compile Allegro files with Linux? What compiler should I use?

I''m not Linux user yet, but I''m starting installing after three weeks.

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DJGPP is a port of gcc, which runs on Linux (and UNIX) just fine. So there isn't really any need to port it back.

Oh, and as a word of warning, if you install SuSE 6.0 or 6.1 theres a configuration bug for X-Windows that sometimes defaults menus, etc. to german. It wasn't that big a deal for me, just go through the manual in the X-Windows configuration section to see the screen shots of how to set it to English (or whatever language you choose). But then again, I know German, so it might be harder for you.

I've had no problems with SuSE 6.3, and on the whole like the distribution more than Red Hat or Slackware. I haven't given any of the others much more of a try.

Edited by - SiCrane on May 18, 2000 3:00:23 AM

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I''ve been using SuSE 6.1, and I haven''t run into the German bug that SiCrane has mentioned.




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grrrrrr

I leave you people alone for 5 minutes and you almost start a distrobution war....

am I gonna have to repost the forum guidelines...

"Don''t start any distribution based arguments."

besides, everyone knows Caldera OpenLinux is best.... *ducks*

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