[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] How do I hildonise an SDL app?

From: Martin mlvj at yahoo.co.uk
Date: Sun Aug 20 19:27:28 EEST 2006
Hi all,

I'm in need of a little help. I have started the port of Chaos Strikes  
Back to the 770. I've done what I think is the hard bit - getting the  
thing running; I had lots of alignment and packing issues.

The easy bit however is stumping me.

The app goes straight into SDL_Init; it does not use GTK (or anything  

As a result, I get "untitled" as a title in the window bar, and if the  
window is minimised there is no way to get it back.

I looked at how to get SDL apps to run in GTK windows, and found the SDL  
window hack. When I put that in, I got a nice window title, still no entry  
in the application list, and very sadly the SDL window, although  
displaying, did not respond to any mouse clicks.

I know that I have some packaging work to do in any case, like .desktop  
and .service files, and they may get the application listed in the  
application manager, but how do I do the GTK bit (HILDON_PROGRAM etc) and  
get it to work with SDL?

Thanks very much,


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