Hey guys, I've just ordered a Raspberry Pi, and I have a few questions after reading around on the forums a bit. I'd love it if you could address a few: (My background is about a year and a half of C++ and a few personal projects I've coded myself.)
1. I saw on another thread about Qt (a nokia C++ GUI framework) that for some reason programs that use PNG's with transparent backgrounds won't run. Furthermore, there's a very small limit to how many images your app can have loaded up at any given time. Is there any truth to this at all? That seems like a pretty crippling thing for a game programmer.
2. Is the Raspberry Pi version of linux similar enough to standard linux that I could use a C graphics API that was programmed for linux (like Allegro game library) on it? If not, is there some provided C/C++ graphics API I could work with to write games with on my own?
3. I read on Engadget that the Revision 2 has about the graphical capability of the original Xbox. Later, I read on a forum post that there's an PSX emulator for the Pi, but I never found any other information or proof that such a thing exists. Is any of this true? I've seen that some old version of OpenGL is supported, but I'm not quite sure understand the capabilities of this thing.
Thanks to anyone who just gives this a read. I know some of these questions are dumb, but that's okay. They're kind of the beginner "I don't even know what questions to ask" questions.