[Haskell-beginners] Why aren't David Harley's QT bindings more popular?

Krzysztof Skrzętnicki gtener at gmail.com
Fri Jun 24 23:48:30 CEST 2011

For one thing it's not available on Hackage. This surely hurts visibility of
any Haskell package. It may be the reason it didn't receive so much

Best regards,
Krzysztof Skrzętnicki

On Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 23:31, Michael Serra <mk.serra at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
>   Recently I have been doing the usual beginner's search for the "best GUI
> toolkit" available to Haskell, and today I installed David Harley's
> qtHaskell bindings.  I was surprised to find they were easy to install (on
> Linux), and all the examples run flawlessly.  So I have two related
> questions: (1) has anyone out there used qtHaskell, and what was your
> experience; (2) why do these bindings seem to be a less-popular option than
> wxwidgets and gtk2hs?  I understand qtHaskell is much newer than the others,
> and so far its development appears to be a one-man operation; other than
> these obvious explanations, is there a bigger reason people don't seem to be
> using or discussing QT with Haskell?  I would have thought working bindings
> to such a useful framework would be a bigger deal.
> - m. serra
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