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

Jamie haskell at datakids.org
Tue Feb 17 13:36:24 EST 2009

On Tue, 17 Feb 2009, Wolfgang Jeltsch wrote:

> Am Dienstag, 17. Februar 2009 17:18 schrieben Sie:
>> I'm glad that FRP isn't still alive and kicking.
> You are glad that FRP is *not* alive? Okay, this was a typo, wasn’t it? ;-)
>> I hope you will support wxHAskell in the near future. I tried wxFruit and I
>> liked it, but it isn't complete and it is not in development. I tried
>> GTK2HS, but it was too buggy (probably because of the Windows version of
>> GTK+, Cairo was quite buggy to), so I switched to wxHaskell.
> Well, I have no plans myself to create a wxHaskell UI backend, basically for
> one reason: wxWidgets tries to implement the same API using different native
> UI libs for getting native look and feel. However, when I last checked, it
> didn’t seem to do this very well. So I decided to implement the multi-toolkit
> feature directly in Grapefruit.
> If you have problems with Gtk2Hs on Windows, it might be better to write a
> Win32-based backend for Grapefruit instead of a wxWidgets-based one. What do
> you think about that?

Win32-based backend would make more sense as it is one less layer to deal 
with.  But how?  Same thing with Mac.


> Best wishes,
> Wolfgang

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