Thread overview
Translations of GLFW and libsoundio for Windows and Linux
Aug 20
Dennis
Aug 20
aberba
August 20
If you are making a D application with graphics or sound, you might be interested in these:

https://code.dlang.org/packages/glfw-d
https://code.dlang.org/packages/libsoundio-d

They are (partial) translations of their respective C libraries.

GLFW is a cross-platform library for creating a window with OpenGL context, and reading input from the keyboard, mouse and controllers. libsoundio is a cross-platform library for recording (from a microphone) and playing (on speakers / headphones) audio in real-time.

I did not translate their macOS targets since I don't have a mac, but you can still use the C sources to compile for those targets.

The goal of the translations is to make the libraries easier to build: you only need to add the package to your `dub.json` or `dub.sdl`, and everything should work out of the box. No need to include a shared library and load it at runtime, or pre-compile the C library for each build setting.

If you are working on a D project using these C libraries, I'd appreciate it if you help test the translation! Simply add the D package, remove the linkage with the C library and open an issue if you encounter any trouble, such as:
- a compile error
- a linker error
- a run-time bug that wasn't there in the C library

August 20
On Thursday, 20 August 2020 at 12:50:26 UTC, Dennis wrote:
> If you are making a D application with graphics or sound, you might be interested in these:
>
> [...]


Awesome! Thanks for doing this.
August 21
On Thursday, 20 August 2020 at 12:50:26 UTC, Dennis wrote:
> you only need to add the package to your `dub.json` or `dub.sdl`, and everything should work out of the box. No need to include a shared library and load it at runtime, or pre-compile the C library for each build setting.

Way to go! Thank you.