[Haskell-cafe] Re: [Haskell] ANNOUNCE: first Grapefruit release
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Mon Feb 16 09:19:11 EST 2009
On Mon, 16 Feb 2009, Wolfgang Jeltsch wrote:
> [redirecting to haskell-cafe]
> Am Samstag, 14. Februar 2009 23:13 schrieben Sie:
>> Great, does it run well on Windows and Mac platforms in addition to Linux
>> platform which should run fine?
> Actually, I have no idea. ;-)
> Well, Grapefruit is a pure Haskell library without any own binding to C
> libraries or whatever. For GUI stuff, Grapefruit relies completely on
> Gtk2Hs. So if Gtk2Hs works, Grapefruit should work too. I just haven’t
> tested it so far. Earlier Grapefruit code was successfully executed on
> the Windows box of my co-developer.
> On the other hand, Grapefruit is designed to be implemented on top of
> different toolkits, although currently there is only the Gtk2Hs backend.
> So if you want to write a backend based on the Win32 API or Cocoa, this
> would be very welcome. :-)
Great. Well thought out design :)
Other possible backends would be FLTK, GLUI, XBMC/Boxee (for set-top box
apps) as well Qt and wxWidgets.
I guess backends using Win32 API/Cocoa and FLTK would be the least bloated
>> I am planning to create video phone software and I was looking for good
>> GUI toolkit that supports FRP so it looks like it is right time to use
>> Grapefruit :)
> This would be really great. Writing applications with Grapefruit gives
> me useful feedback and pressure for improvement. Note that currently the
> set of supported widgets is very low but this is likely to change during
> the next weeks and it should often be very easy to port Gtk2Hs widgets
> to Grapefruit.
Awesome! I'll be looking forward start using Grapefruit soon! :)
> Best wishes,
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