[Haskell-cafe] wxHaskell ease of installation?

Eric Kow eric.kow at gmail.com
Sat Apr 3 06:49:56 EDT 2010

Hi Anthony,

On Fri, Apr 02, 2010 at 12:59:48 +0000, Anthony Cowley wrote:
> 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.

Is it still hairy with the 0.12 series of wxHaskell?

Whereas the 0.11 series wraps around a configure/make/make install
process with its Cabal file, the 0.12 series on hackage is 100%
Cabal based

On Ubuntu Linux, I think it was just a matter of

    sudo aptitude libwxgtk2.8-dev
    cabal install wx

On MacOS X with GHC 6.10 I could just install wxWidgets (native UI)
with MacPorts and cabal install wx

On MacOS X with GHC 6.12, things got a little hairier with the whole
iconv/MacPorts deal and I had to build my own wxWidgets and scrupulously
avoid any MacPorts usage.  Hopefully this is something Greg (who
maintains the Haskell stuff on MacPorts) can solve in time.


Eric Kow <http://www.nltg.brighton.ac.uk/home/Eric.Kow>
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