HOpenGL quo vadis?

Sven Moritz Hallberg pesco@gmx.de
10 Aug 2002 18:25:09 +0200

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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.

Sven Moritz

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