[Haskell-cafe] Fw: patch applied (ghc): Remove the OpenGL family of libraries fromextralibs

Claus Reinke claus.reinke at talk21.com
Fri Jul 25 12:57:58 EDT 2008

FYI: Haskell's OpenGL binding has just been dropped from GHC's
extralibs, which means that it will no longer be kept in sync with GHC
development, at least not by GHC HQ.

GHC HQ has its hands full and -generally speaking - extralibs are to
be replaced by H(L)P, the Haskell (Library) Platform:


so this part is understandable. But OpenGL has been dropped before
H(L)P is ready to take over from extralibs, and at the recent GHC Irc
meeting on the topic


the mood seemed to favour not including OpenGL&co in the initial
versions of H(L)P. Sven put a lot of good work into these libraries,
but he is often not around for a long time, and it would be a shame
if these gems were orphaned and went out of sync in the meantime.

While I haven't used OpenGL in a while, I've always hoped to come
back to that, not to mention Sven's spatial audio binding additions.
And if I'm not mistaken, there are other community members who
are using these libs right now for research, possibly even prototyping
in connection with a startup?

So, if one of you wanted to step forward and offer to keep these
Haskell bindings for OpenGL&co maintained, perhaps steward them
into the H(L)P, now would probably be a good time.

Just thought I'd forward this, for those not following cvs-ghc,

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ian Lynagh" <igloo at earth.li>
To: <cvs-ghc at haskell.org>
Sent: Friday, July 25, 2008 12:11 AM
Subject: patch applied (ghc): Remove the OpenGL family of libraries fromextralibs

> Thu Jul 24 03:27:36 PDT 2008  Ian Lynagh <igloo at earth.li>
>  * Remove the OpenGL family of libraries from extralibs
>    M ./libraries/Makefile -4
>    M ./libraries/extra-packages -4
> View patch online:
> http://darcs.haskell.org/ghc/_darcs/patches/20080724102736-3fd76-f5601cb7a290661124c44e9ec6c113812c12d08d.gz
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