[PATCH 00/33] sandbox: Move to SDL2
sjg at chromium.org
Wed Feb 12 18:14:30 CET 2020
On Wed, 12 Feb 2020 at 05:07, Wolfgang Denk <wd at denx.de> wrote:
> Dear Simon,
> In message <20200112190624.79077-1-sjg at chromium.org> you wrote:
> > This series handles moving sandbox to the latest version of SDL, SDL2. It
> > provides a few more features, better performance and has been around for
> > long enough that it is present in distributions in the last several years.
> One thing that I never really understood is what SDL is actually
> good for? Yes, I read in doc/arch/sandbox.rst that it provides
> "display/keyboard support" - but what exactly can I do with a "SDL
> enhanced" U-Boot compared to a non-SDL sandbox configuration?
Yes it provides display, keyboard and sound (beep) emulation, so you
can develop, use and test those features.
> And why is this the default?
Because sandbox tried to enable everything it can to provide the
widest possible test coverage. If the features were not built/testing
then they might not actually work!
I might have misunderstood what you are getting at here.
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