[Haskell-cafe] Re: Does it deserve to be a hackage package?

Dmitry V'yal akamaus at gmail.com
Thu Oct 28 04:00:17 EDT 2010

On 27.10.2010 13:16, Andy Stewart wrote:
> Christopher Done<chrisdone at googlemail.com>  writes:
>> On 27 October 2010 10:13, Dmitry V'yal<akamaus at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>> While ago I had a question about opening the url in the default browser from
>>> haskell program. I didn't get any immediate answers so I wrote my own
>>> solution. On Linux it uses xdg-open and on Windows - ShellExecute Api.
>>> Does it deserve to be a hackage package?
>> If it's not in an existing small library, yes. If I have to have a
>> dependency on gtk2hs just to do that, I'd rather have a small library.
>> Does it work on OS X? If not, I'm sure someone would submit a patch
>> for that. This can also be used for opening the file browser and such,
>> right?
> It's APIs in GIO library (a sub-library in gtk2hs), you just need depend
> on GIO don't need depend any other library.
> Dmitry, it's unnecessary since GIO can do better with same experience
> both Windows and Linux, don't need any external program help.
> Infact, GIO not just call default browser for url, it can call any
> program to open any format.

Ok then. I'll wait for it.
I hope binary package for Windows would be provided too. Currently I 
can't figure out how build gtk2hs there.

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