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Devkit

The devkit project consists of several individual documentation files to explain how to build most of libraries we require in our applications.

All libraries are built as shared. In contrast to many package managers, devkit does not build as much as features and only keep what we needs. For example libsdl-image is only built with PNG support.

Libraries

The following libraries are supported

Library Priority Description Website How-To
libboost High Boost libraries http://boost.org libboost.md
libfreetype Medium Font management libfreetype.md
libogg Medium Opensource video/audio container libogg.md
libpng Medium PNG image file libpng.md
libsdl High Simple Directmedia Layer http://libsdl.org libsdl.md
libsdl-image High Image addon for SDL2 libsdl-image.md
libsdl-mixer High Music addon for SDL2 libsdl-mixer.md
libsdl-ttf High Font addon for SDL2 libsdl-ttf.md
libvorbis Medium Opensource audio stream libvorbis.md
libz Medium Compression library libz.md

FAQ

Why not vcpkg?

I did a try with it and I was not able to build some of the required packages. Also, I don't really like the black magic that vcpkg does. I want to have full control of what I'm building with as less dependencies possible.

About MinGW?

I recommend using MSYS2 which does a perfect job maintaining a high number of packages with mintty.

Updated by David Demelier over 3 years ago ยท 10 revisions