[Haskell-cafe] Re: [Haskell] GHC 6.10 and OpenGL

Paul L ninegua at gmail.com
Sat Nov 22 23:34:55 EST 2008

On 11/22/08, Don Stewart <dons at galois.com> wrote:
> ninegua:
>> Hi everyone,
>> It's sad to see the OpenGL binding being dropped from GHC binary
>> installers starting from 6.10. Though this issue has been brought up
>> and discussed before, I'm sure a lot of people who based their work on
>> OpenGL would share the same sympathy.
>     $ cabal install OpenGL

Nice except that:

1. The command cabal requires cabal-install package to be installed, is it
already bundled with all GHC 6.10.1 distributions?

2. It still wouldn't work for the OpenGL package on Windows, because
the configure scripts require a Unix-style built environment
(MinGW/MinSys or Cygwin).

> This would be a job for the Windows distribution team to sort out.
> Each other distro addresses the native packaging problem by developing
> packages, and what is needed for a similar team for Windows, to provide
> Windows packages.

Fair enough, a pitty that there is no rpm/emerge/macport equivalent for Windows.

Paul Liu

Yale Haskell Group

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