[Haskell-cafe] GUI

Neil Bartlett njbartlett at gmail.com
Fri Dec 14 11:57:38 EST 2007

I have just successfully built Gtk2Hs against the native Mac OS X port  
of Gtk at:


This implies we can now use Gtk2Hs on the Mac without X11. The sample  
apps still look rather alien compared to normal Mac apps, but they are  
a big improvement over the X11 version.


On 12 Dec 2007, at 19:40, Miguel Mitrofanov wrote:

> Is there any really cross-platform GUI library for Haskell?
> Gtk2Hs is good (I suppose), but it requires X. OK, I have X, but  
> it's not "native" on my Mac; some Mac users don't install it and  
> almost all Mac users don't always run it.
> I was able to install wxHaskell (after some hacking - this was  
> really painful); and Blobs editor compiled successfully, but then  
> resisted to run.
> Tk-based libraries seem to be good, and Tk can be run "natively" on  
> Mac (i.e., without X), but none of them seem to compile.
> Sorry if this message seems like I'm angry; I am, but that's only  
> for a moment.
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