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Linux Graphics Programming with SVGAlib with CDROM


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Publisher Comments:

Linux Graphics Programming with SVGAlib is a complete reference for programmers, developers, and students who wish to integrate the functionality of this remarkable graphics library with their own Linux programs. Through demonstration and code examples given in the book, even those with limited C/C++ programming skills will learn to create full-screen graphical masterpieces such as games and stunning 3D displays. Readers will learn graphics theory and application using SVGA lib, how to port existing code to SVGA lib, animate images, plot pixels, lines and shapes, implement graphics routines, read and write to GIFs and JPGs, understand fonts, and explore fractals. The accompanying CD-ROM includes code from the book, software tools, and SVGAlib-based games such as Hexen, Doom, and Quake.

Book News Annotation:

A book/CD-ROM package for beginners as well as more advanced users and developers, showing how to integrate the functionality of SVGAlib into programmers' own code. Gives instructions in programming with SVGAlib, demonstrates how to create games and other graphical applications, and gives code examples. The CD-ROM contains SVGAlib games. Assumes some experience with C/C++ programming. The author is an experienced programmer and currently owns and operates an Internet provider.
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System requirements for accompanying computer optical disc: SVGAlib 4.0, Linux A2.2, GNU C compiler version 2.95; PC with Intel 486; 8MB of RAM; Standard VGA graphics adapter; VGA or higher resolution monitor.

About the Author

Jay Link, (Springfield, IL), is an experienced programmer in C, Linux SVGAlib, Unix shells, Perl, HTML, JavaScript, and QuickBasic. His work with SVGAlib began in 1995, when he first discovered Linux. Since then, he has had multiple articles published in OpenSource IT and Linux Focus. A member of American Mensa since 1991, Mr. Link has even participated in a NATO-sponsored digital networking workshop in Samara, Russia. He currently owns and operates InterLink BBS, a full-service Internet provider, and has worked in a variety of IS positions.

Product Details

An Easy-to-Use Reference for Linux Graphics Programmers
Link, Jay
CoriolisOpen Press
Scottsdale, Ariz. :
Computer Graphics - General
Computer graphics
Operating Systems - General
Operating Systems - LINUX
Computer graphics -- Design.
Series Volume:
al-juz® 9
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
24 cm. +

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