[Haskell-cafe] Project postmortem

Sven Panne Sven.Panne at aedion.de
Fri Nov 18 12:19:11 EST 2005

Am Freitag, 18. November 2005 17:16 schrieb Jason Dagit:
> [...]
> I was playing with one of the Haskell OpenGL libraries (actually it's
> a refined FFI) over the summer and some things about it rubbed me the
> wrong way.  I wanted to try fixing them but I really couldn't figure
> out how to get ahold of the code and start hacking.  I found some
> candidates, but it seemed like old cvs repositories or something.  I
> was confused, ran out of time and moved on.  Why do I bring it up?
> If it had been obvious where to get an official copy of the library I
> could have tried sending in some patches to make things work the way
> I wanted.  I'm a huge fan of darcs repositories, BTW.

Hmmm, as the OpenGL/GLUT/OpenAL/ALUT guy I have to admit that I should really, 
really update the web pages about those packages. But anyway: Asking on any 
Haskell mailing list (there is even one especially for the OpenGL/GLUT 
packages) normally gives you fast response times. Without even knowing that 
there is a problem, there is nothing I can fix. :-) And don't hesitate to ask 
questions about the usage of those packages, because this is valuable 
feedback, too. Regarding the repository: The normal fptools repository is the 
"official" one for those packages. But IIRC, most GHC binary packages include 
OpenGL/GLUT support, so there is normally no urgent need for a home-made 
version. All packages are already cabalized, but I have to admit that I have 
never tried to build them on their own.


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