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

Jefferson Heard jefferson.r.heard at gmail.com
Fri Jul 25 13:47:25 EDT 2008

Well, since HOpenGL seems to support practically all of OpenGL 2.1, I
don't see that there's much to maintain, except compatibility with
upcoming releases of GHC and possibly some optimization.  Maybe I'm
missing something, though.  Is there a list of outstanding bugs
somewhere?  I personally know of one bug that I found some time ago,
which I simply worked around, but a comprehensive list, I'm not aware

-- Jeff

On Fri, Jul 25, 2008 at 1:27 PM, Don Stewart <dons at galois.com> wrote:
> claus.reinke:
>> 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
> Note the OpenGL are still just as maintained as they used to be -- that
> is, it hasn't had a maintainer for several years.
> The only change is that the GHC developers don't put them in a tarball
> on haskell.org/ghc prior to releasing GHC itself.
> -- Don
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