[Haskell-cafe] wxHaskell on Mac (Was: Status of Haskell + Mac + GUIs & graphics)

Eric Y. Kow eric.kow at gmail.com
Wed May 18 17:53:54 CEST 2011


On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 09:18:42 +0100, Andrew Butterfield wrote:
>  Alas - I have yet to be able to build it on Mac OS X (Snow Leopard)

For what it's worth, I'm still using wxHaskell on MacOS X (also Snow

The tricky bits are that you have to

1. install wxWidgets by hand, being sure to enable Unicode
   and to compile a 32 bit version:
   arch_flags="-arch i386"
   ./configure CFLAGS="$arch_flags"\

2. do the Rez and app bundle magic which is now handily
   encapsulated in the cabal-macosx package on hackage

I also have patches to make it work with the latest Haskell Platform
and will put them on Hackage shortly assuming nobody objects
  darcs get --lazy http://darcsden.com/kowey/wxhaskell

Unfortunately, this does not address Conal's issue about using wxHaskell
with GHCi on Mac.  I do wish somebody had a free week to concentrate on
the issue.  Maintainer Jeremy made some progress on it, the last time I

Eric Kow <http://erickow.com>
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