Me and a few friends entered the MolyJam 2012 last weekend, of course using Slick.
I do however have a couple of questions. First of all, is there any particular reason for compiling Slick against such an old version of LWJGL and bundling that old version with the Slick distribution? Until now I haven't really had any issues with it because it has always been easy to just replace the bundled LWJGL version with a newer one, but this time it caused some issues. We were using the AudioLoader class and we ended up getting an exception on Windows systems saying that the method LWJGLUtil.log didn't exist. After a lot of headache we managed to find that re-compiling Slick against the new LWJGL library could solve the problems.
This brought us to another problem. We tried checking out the latest revision from the SVN repository linked to from the Slick web page. After compiling and trying it out we ran into a lot of strange bugs. It turned out that the SVN is currently at "build=228" of Slick, while the downloadable distributions on the website are at 274. Why is this? Is there some other repository where the latest version of the code is available?
Finally we figured that the full Slick distribution contains the source code of the latest version, so we decided to compile that instead. That's when we noticed that the included build.xml file in the full distribution doesn't actually work since it is depending on a bunch of things which aren't included in the full distribution - Pack200Task.jar and some maven stuff etc. As a result we had to strip everything but the bare essentials out of the build.xml file in order to compile it.
After doing all of this it worked fine, but the point is that it would be nice if a recent version of LWJGL was included by default, if the SVN repository was up to date, and if the full distribution was actually build-able without any changes. This isn't really a huge problem, but having to deal with all of these problems for the first time during a 48 hour game jam is a bit stressful.
Can anyone please shed some light on any of this for me? Oh, and don't get me wrong, when everything works Slick really is a brilliant framework, and I love it.