GUI (was: Re: [Haskell-cafe] DLL on Windows)

Neil Mitchell ndmitchell at
Sun Apr 18 14:59:25 EDT 2010


I thought this thread suggested that a cabal install wx would now
work? I just tried it and got:

generated 2439 constant definitions
setup.exe: wx-config: does not exist
cabal: Error: some packages failed to install:
wx- depends on wxcore- which failed to install.
wxcore- failed during the configure step. The exception was:
ExitFailure 1

If wxHaskell could be installed with one cabal command that would be
incredibly cool :-)

Thanks, Neil

On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 6:26 PM, Jeremy O'Donoghue
<jeremy.odonoghue at> wrote:
> Hi Daniel,
> On Fri, 26 Feb 2010 15:31 +0100, "Daniel Fischer"
> < at> wrote:
>> Am Mittwoch 17 Februar 2010 12:17:10 schrieb Jeremy O'Donoghue:
>> > You're probably correct about the dependencies. I have never tried to
>> > compile wxHaskell against GHC 6.12.1
> [snip]
>> Beating a dead horse, but today I decided to see whether I could install
>> wxHaskell, all it took was a few edits in some .cabal files and one in
>> wxcore's Setup to make it all build with 6.12.1.
>> Still, it's annoying because you have to unpack everything, edit and
>> cabal install in the unpacked directories.
>> Now since I did that, I could upload new verxions of wxdirect, wxcore and
>> wx to hackage, so others could do a simple cabal install wx.
> Thanks for doing this: it's great news for everyone who is on GHC
> 6.12.x.
>> But I would only do that if I get a go-ahead from somebody authorised
>> (since Jeremy uploaded the previous versions, he'd be qualified, I
>> think).
> You're right - I'm probably as qualified as anyone! I've found that
> if a Cabal build works for one person, it's pretty reliable for all
> (this
> is one of the joys of Cabal and (to a lesser extent) the Haskell
> Platform.
> I'm quite happy for you to upload updates to Cabal. I'll pull them next
> week and make sure that they get merged to the wxHaskell darcs repo. If
> there are any reports of issues with the uploaded version (which I
> doubt)
> I'll look into them, so you're not taking on any long-term support
> burden.
>> Or I could send the edits to Jeremy and let him do the uploading,
>> whatever is preferred.
> I have no strong preference - the only thing I want to be sure of is
> that the
> darcs repo stays closely in sync with whatever is in Cabal. If you are
> OK with
> doing the upload, that's great. Otherwise I'll be very happy to do it
> based on
> your patches.
> Best regards
> Jeremy
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