HOpenGL quo vadis?
Sven Moritz Hallberg
10 Aug 2002 18:25:09 +0200
On Sat, 2002-08-10 at 17:49, Sven Panne wrote:
> Sven Moritz Hallberg wrote:
> > GHC 5.04 builds the incomplete port of HOpenGL to the new hierarchical
> > library structure. Why not the old but working hslibs version?
> I know this is a bit messy, but sometimes APIs, compilers and languages
> evolve faster than one can track... So the story is:
> * The "official" HOpenGL version is the one from my web site,
> currently 1.03. This is the most complete and tested one, although
> it is not actively developed anymore, apart from small bug fixes
> and installation issues.
> * The hslibs stuff is a partial Green-Card-free conversion of the
> stuff above. It's old and rather incomplete, and I think I'll
> remove it from the hslibs tree soon to avoid further confusion.
> * While I was working on the hslibs version of HOpenGL, the FFI
> evolved quite a bit and the hierarchical library structure
> emerged. OpenGL itself changed a bit, too, Haddock came into life,
> I discovered the OpenGL .spec files etc. So I decided to make a
> fresh start in the hierarchical libraries. Currently GLUT is almost
> finished, but GL/GLU is almost non-existent.
Alright, thanks for the clarification. How much work will it be to
finish the new incarnation? Maybe I could lend you a hand, too... I've
not used the FFI yet, but read the docs already, just haven't come
around to putting it to use so far.
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