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

Alberto Ruiz aruiz at um.es
Sat Jul 26 06:46:23 EDT 2008

Don Stewart wrote:
> claus.reinke:
>> But neither do I believe the rumour that OpenGL isn't much
>> used, and forwarding the removal notice gives those users the
>> opportunity to speak up now if they prefer no gaps in OpenGL 
>> presence, or forever to hold their peace, as they say.
> I for one have noticed this library *is* actively used. Many of the fun
> new games that have appeared are using it, in particular.
> Such as:
>     http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/frag
>     http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/Monadius
>     http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/roguestar-gl
>     http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/rsagl
>     http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/Shu-thing
>     http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/topkata
> The tutorial was also translated to the wiki last week,
>     http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/Opengl
> It's a good, reliable package, in active use, widely ported.

I'd just like to say that HOpenGL is essential for me. It is one of the 
reasons why I finally decided to use Haskell for all my work...


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