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10. May 2015

 

SFML, the Simple and Fast Media Library, just release version 2.3.  SFML is a cross platform C++ based mostly 2D based game library built over top of OpenGL.  Although getting a bit long in the tooth, GameFromScratch created an SFML C++ game dev tutorial series if you are interested in learning more.

 

As to release 2.3, here are the announced changes:

 

SFML 2.3

General
  • Examples only link against sfml-main in release mode (#610, #766)
  • Replaced unsigned int with std::size_t for array indices and sizes (#739)
  • Fixed some issues with the Doxygen documentation (#750)
  • Added support for EditorConfig (#751)
  • Hide success message for CMake in quiet mode (#753)
  • Improved documentation for statuses with sf::Ftp (#763)
  • Moved stb_image into the extlibs directory (#795)
  • Changed the SOVERSION to major.minor (#812)
  • Fixed warnings about switch-statements (#863)
  • Added missing includes in the general headers (#851)
  • [Android] Updated toolchain file and dependencies (#791)
  • [Linux] Fixed missing pthread dependency (#794)
  • [OS X] Relaxed CMake installation rules regarding framework dependencies (#767)

 

Window
Features

 

Bugfixes
  • Fixed glXSwapIntervalSGI being broken for some driver implementations (#727, #779)
  • Fixed simultaneous context operations causing crashes on some AMD hardware (#778, #779)
  • Fixed joystick identification (#809, #811)
  • [iOS] Fixed various issues including stencil bits, device orientation and retina support (#748)
  • [iOS] Fixed inconsistency between sf::Touch::getPosition and touch events (#875)
  • [Linux] Fixed Alt+F4 not getting triggered in window mode (#274)
  • [Linux] Fixed Unix joystick stuff (#838)
  • [OS X] Fixed typo in JoystickImpl.cpp to prevent a crash (#762, #765)
  • [OS X] Fixed an issue in InputImpl::getSFOpenGLViewFromSFMLWindow (#782, #792)

 

Graphics
Features
  • Replaced GLEW with loader generated by glLoadGen (#779)
  • Added a new constructor to sf::Color that takes an sf::Uint32 (#722)
  • Updated stb_image to v2.02 (#777)
  • Updated FreeType to v2.5.5 (#799, #804)
  • Added checks for software OpenGL (#870)

 

Bugfixes
  • Fixed GL_ARB_compatibility not being detected (#859)
  • Fixed pixel format selection (#862)
  • Bumped back the OpenGL version requirement to 1.1 (#858)

 

Audio
Features
  • Dropped libsndfile and started using Vorbis, FLAC and OGG directly (#604, #757)
  • Added a FLAC file to the sound example (#815)

 

Bugfixes
  • Fixed access violation error in the destructor of sf::AudioDevice (#30, #602)
  • [OS X] Fixed threading issue with sf::SoundStream and OpenAL (#541, #831)

 

Network
Bugfixes
  • Fixed sf::TcpSocket not handling partial sends properly (#749, #796)

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