I also built SDL 1.2.7 for Zaurus using the instructions given for the cross-compilation of VLC (video player). It seems to work, since VLC is still running after I replace the libraries on the Zaurus.
Of course, you have to change the "/opt/cross" to indicate the path to the installation of you cross-compiling toolchain.
$ tar xvzf SDL-1.2.7.tar.gz
$ cd SDL-1.2.7
$ ./configure --enable-release --target=arm-linux --host=arm-linux
$ export PATH=/opt/cross/bin:$PATH
$ make && make install
BUT, I don't know how to program using that
I have some good experience of SDL programming for computers, but on my Zaurus C760 I just have "No available video device" when doing SDL_Init(SDL_INIT_VIDEO)...
Does anyone have the source of an example program using SDL for Zaurus ? Thanks !