Help wanted! Win32 and HGL for GHC on Windows

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at
Fri Oct 14 13:33:45 EDT 2005

On Fri, 2005-10-14 at 19:03 +0200, Sven Panne wrote:
> Am Freitag, 14. Oktober 2005 11:28 schrieb Duncan Coutts:
> >[...]
> > Well for the special case of the SOE library I have a re-implementation
> > of it based on Gtk+/cairo which should work on all platforms. [...]
> Which additional stuff would one have to install on an e.g. off-the-shelf SuSE 
> Linux distribution or Win2k to use your SOE version? If the answer is not 
> "none", then there is a good point in making HGL work on plain X11 *and* 
> Win32. :-)

Gtk+ comes with all linux distros and Solaris and *BSD. There is a
seperate installer for Gtk+ on Windows.

The HGL, X11 and Win32 packages are currently bundled with GHC so they
have one up there in terms of ease of installation.

In the future if/when GHC unbundles some of the extra packages then
installing Gtk2Hs would be the same as installing X11+HGL. And on
Windows I'm looking into including Gtk+ with the Gtk2Hs installer rather
than as a seperate download, so it'd be the same as installing HGL.


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