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

Ben Moseley ben_moseley at mac.com
Mon Nov 13 16:38:36 EST 2006

gtk-demo seemed to run fine.


On 13 Nov 2006, at 21:01, Duncan Coutts wrote:

> 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.
> Duncan
>> 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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