February 06, 2002
Multimedia Lisp

Erik Winkel is working on lisp bindings for the SDL library, which is a cross-platform (Linux, Win32, BeOS, MacOS, Solaris, IRIX, and FreeBSD) way to do graphics and audio.

The project has just started, and I think it only runs under cmucl at the moment, but the goal is to get it working under all the lisps that run on "modern Unix platforms".

It's not a GUI, it doesn't handle video formats like MPEG or QuickTime or anything, but it looks like an impressively cross-platform way to do 2D & 3D graphics. I'll try it just to see the boids demo.

Posted by jjwiseman at February 06, 2002 10:10 AM

Ow.. I never finished that boids demo :(

The project is still progressing at slow pace. I do use the bindings for my own projects but only add new functionality when I need it. (f.e. The most progress has been made with OpenGL the last few weeks.)

SBCL will be quite easy to add and I'll definitely look into CLISP support in the near future.



Posted by: Erik Winkels on February 27, 2002 07:30 AM
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