[Haskell-cafe] Re: Haskellers hate GUIs!!

David Leimbach leimy2k at gmail.com
Fri Apr 2 15:48:57 EDT 2010

On Fri, Apr 2, 2010 at 10:31 AM, Anthony Cowley <acowley at seas.upenn.edu>wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 2, 2010 at 12:53 PM, Dominic Espinosa <dcespin at fastmail.fm>
> wrote:
> > Is there a general strategy for deploying Haskell apps, graphical or no,
> > to MacOS X and/or Windows? I'm especially interested in cases where the
> > application uses some heavyweight libraries like OpenGL.
> I have a GUI app that I deploy on Mac and Linux that uses OpenGL and
> wxHaskell. It has been a pretty good experience, but getting wx set up
> on every development machine is hairier than cabal install. The good
> news is that it was easy to set up a pure GLUT front end as well as a
> wx one that both use the same OpenGL code for rendering graphically
> intensive bits. I just have two build targets to switch between the
> two.
> For general cross-platform GUI apps that I need in a pinch, I turn to
> PLT Scheme. They have a really excellent system in this regard.

Yeah PLT is pretty awesome... But I think they're calling it Racket now.


> Anthony
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