Long was the time when Ndless introduced rudimentary graphics functions such as setPixel() in its Particles demo… The lack of a fully-fledged GUI API has for a long time discouraged many developers from trying their hands on native development on the TI-Nspire.

Two major contributions are about to make significant changes on our development experience with Ndless:

  • totorigolo has released v0.3 of his nRGBlib library, which adds double-buffering, arbitrary image drawing and a desktop map editor [download]

  • hoffa has worked hard on nSDL [topic on Omnimaga], a port of the popular multimedia SDL library. The latest version even includes smooth mouse support. Credits to atiatini for the plasma effect.

No more excuse not to try out native development on the TI-Nspire!