Second, who is in charge of this thread and why didn't anyone tell me about? I'll have some catching up to do but this is definatley something I would enjoy. I admit that I'm not the strongest in C++, I used mostly Basic and C years ago and mostly Java and C# today. I played a bit with Python and C++ but never for any serious projects.
heh, don't worry, if you've got a previous knowledge of any object-oriented programming language, you'll catch up pretty fast. After all, we got into game programming as far as making an empty window :D (and I can't stress enough how important that is.)
I find the rest of the SDL tutorial ... let's say not really noob-friendly, so I'm writing my own based on the knowledge gained from that one. That's why it's taking me so long.