[Haskell-beginners] fail: wxhaskell with cabal

Josh Bronson josh.bronson at gmail.com
Thu Dec 3 18:20:28 EST 2009

I think the Ubuntu 9.10 packages are up-to-date, so I'll try using
gtk2hs with the Ubuntu packages next time I have some free time.
Thanks for the help!


On Fri, Nov 27, 2009 at 4:18 PM, Daniel Fischer
<daniel.is.fischer at web.de> wrote:
> Am Freitag 27 November 2009 22:22:03 schrieb Josh Bronson:
>> Ah. Is there a better GUI library to work with?
> I don't know which one is 'better' for what purposes, but gtk2hs is much used.
> It is unfortunately, as far as I know, not cabalised, so you'd have to manually install
> it.
>> Is cabal along with
>> the Haskell Platform a good idea? Or is it better to just stick with
>> libraries that install natively using APT on Ubuntu? I'm just trying
> Don't know if it's still true, but the debian packages used to lag far behind hackage, so
> that used to not be a serious option. If nowadays the debian-haskell packagers are up to
> speed, apt-get has advantages over cabal install.
>> to write a little GUI application (John Conway's Game of Life) to
>> learn Haskell.
>> Thanks,
>> Josh
>> On Fri, Nov 27, 2009 at 1:07 PM, Daniel Fischer
>> <daniel.is.fischer at web.de> wrote:
>> > Which reminds me, I've *never* succeeded building wxhaskell, I wonder how
>> > many managed.
> This is now no longer true. I read the header "dialup.h" and replaced the "undeclared"
> macros wxEVT_DIALUP_(DIS)CONNECTED with the appropriate values in eljevent.cpp, then
> wxcore built and afterwards also wx. I haven't tested it, so it may be broken, but if it
> is, that shouldn't be the cause, I think.

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