[Haskell-cafe] Gtk2HS 0.10.0 Released

Simon Marlow marlowsd at gmail.com
Tue Feb 17 03:47:39 EST 2009

Duncan Coutts wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-02-12 at 10:11 +0100, Christian Maeder wrote:
>> Duncan Coutts wrote:
>>> On Wed, 2009-02-11 at 15:49 +0100, Lennart Augustsson wrote:
>>>> Does this version work from ghci?
>>>>   -- Lennart
>>> Specifically I believe Lennart is asking about Windows. It's worked in
>>> ghci in Linux for ages and it worked in ghci in Windows prior to the
>>> 0.9.13 release.
>>> In the 0.9.13 release on Windows there was something funky with linking
>>> (possibly due to using a newer mingw) and ghci's linker could not
>>> understand was was going on and could not load the packages.
>> I'm having trouble
>> http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/ticket/2615
>> (cairo depends on pthread, which has a linker script)
>> Is there an easy workaround?
> The way it used to work was that the Gtk2Hs ./configure script just
> filtered out pthread on linux systems. Of course that's just a hack.
>> Maybe that ticket can be considered in "Plans for GHC 6.10.2"
> Maybe. Dealing with linker scripts properly is probably rather tricky
> and we get it for free when we switch to shared libraries.

I don't follow this last point - how does switching to shared libraries for 
Haskell code change things here?


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