[Haskell-cafe] what GUI library should i select?

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk
Mon Nov 13 16:01:00 EST 2006

On Mon, 2006-11-13 at 20:49 +0000, Ben Moseley wrote:
> Has anyone succeeded in getting it running on OSX/intel at all?

I'm not sure actually. I seem to recall someone trying it but I can't
remember who now.

cc-ing to gtk2hs-users in case anyone knows: has anyone on OSX tried the
new Gtk+ 2.10.x that doesn't use X11?

> ...I had a brief go a few weeks back, managed to get the Cairo Clock  
> running, but anything that used GTK seemed to blow up instantly. (OSX/ 
> ppc was fine).

Did you try any of the C examples, like gtk-demo? I'm afraid I don't
have access to OSX.

We're actually looking for someone to help with maintaining Gtk2Hs on
OSX (and someone for windows too). So if you're interested or know
anyone who is interested then do get in touch.


> On 13 Nov 2006, at 19:03, Duncan Coutts wrote:

> >> One point in wxHaskell's favour is that it supports Mac OS X  
> >> directly. At present, to the best of my knowledge, you can only run
> >> GtkHs applications on OS X using the X Windows server. Whilst this
> >> works, it's a _long_ way from native look and feel.
> >
> > This is quite true. Fortunately the Gtk+ folk are well underway with
> > a project to make it all more native looking. The latest released
> > version of Gtk+ 2.10.x has 'experimental' support for running on OSX
> > without using X11. The next step (apart from general bug fixing) is
> > to use the right native theme.
> >
> > So yes, at the moment it doesn't look native on OSX but hopefully  
> > in the future it will. You can read more about that here:
> >
> > http://developer.imendio.com/projects/gtk-macosx

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