[Haskell-cafe] Re: [Haskell] ANNOUNCE: first Grapefruit release

Jamie haskell at datakids.org
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! :)

>> Thanks
>>  	Jamie
> Best wishes,
> Wolfgang

         Jamie Clark

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