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

Jefferson Heard jefferson.r.heard at gmail.com
Fri Jul 25 13:05:33 EDT 2008

I don't know how much I can do to keep them in sync, as I don't know
anything about the HLP, however, I'm actively using OpenGL 2.1 in
Haskell for research and prototyping and the inclusion of OpenGL in
Haskell has been central to my case for using it in my workplace.  I
don't know what I can do to help, but if anyone will point me in the
right direction, I'll try to throw some inertia at it...

-- Jeff

On Fri, Jul 25, 2008 at 12:57 PM, Claus Reinke <claus.reinke at talk21.com> wrote:
> 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:
> http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/Haskell_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
> http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/attachment/wiki/IRC_Meetings/ghc-2008-07-16.log
> 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,
> Claus
> ----- 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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