What is supported in Windows?
SDL supports Windows 95/98/NT/ME/2000/XP. and Partialy WinCE
SDL can be built with Visual C++, Borland C++, Cygwin, MinGW, Dev-C++, and Watcom C++.
SDL takes advantage of DirectX hardware acceleration when it is available, but falls back to the standard Win32 services if DirectX is not installed.