Ok, so I’ve got a little game I’ve been coding in my spare time. It uses SDL and Boost so that it’s pretty cross-platform compatible. In fact, I’ve built, ran and tested the game in OpenSuse Linux. However, I’m not clear on an easy way of packaging the game up in a download for Linux users. The game has run-time dependencies on expat as well as many SDL libraries (specifically SDL_ttf, SDL_image, SDL_mixer, SDL_gfx, and of course, SDL itself). I’d like something simple, akin to what I do with Windows (which is a batch file that bundles up every file needed, including DLLs, into one ZIP file for download). Can anyone out there help me?

§388 · July 19, 2007 · Entertainment, Games, Linux, Questions, SDL, Software, Technology · 8 comments ·


The Opera Desktop Team tells us that we should be expecting early builds for Opera 9.5 in a couple more weeks and I’m really looking forward to some of the features: Read the rest of this entry …

§383 · June 28, 2007 · Linux, Opera, Software, Technology, Web · Comments Off on Looking Forward to Opera 9.5 (Kestrel) ·


Simple Question: Is there a way to change a running window from Display A to Display B? For instance, if I have an instance of an application running on my Linux box at home, is there a command that will remove the window from the display at home and re-route it my Windows laptop running Xming and PuTTY? Or am I forced to use some VNC to get what I want?

§382 · June 23, 2007 · Linux, Questions, Software, Technology · Comments Off on Switching Display of a Running Application in X-Windows ·


I have a bunch of different Subversion repositories where I store documents. Occasionally I’ll place some unversioned files in these directories while working on something. Today I needed to take a snapshot of the contents of my hard drive but I didn’t want to keep all the hidden .svn directories. Here’s what worked for me. Read the rest of this entry …

§367 · April 26, 2007 · Linux, Software, Technology, Tips · 4 comments ·


Here are a bunch of quick blurbs I thought might be of interest. Read the rest of this entry …

§356 · April 11, 2007 · Life, Linux, Microsoft, QuickLinks, Software, Technology, Video · 2 comments ·