[Haskell-cafe] Status of Haskell + Mac + GUIs & graphics

Gregory Crosswhite gcross at phys.washington.edu
Fri May 20 20:39:03 CEST 2011

On 5/20/11 8:35 AM, Jeremy O'Donoghue wrote:
> I would like to suggest, quite seriously, that the Haskell community 
> try to come to a consensus about supporting a single Haskell GUI, with 
> a view to distribution in the HP. Obviously my vote is for wxHaskell, 
> but I'm quite prepared to loose the vote. Reason is that I think we 
> need to concentrate some effort on getting one GUI binding to 
> 'production' status, and I don't believe that on the current basis we 
> will ever do this. From my perspective, only GtkHS and wxHaskell look 
> like serious candidates with at least some history and maturity behind 
> them.

If you are going to rule out Qt, then the only good cross-platform 
option remaining is wx since Gtk is not fully native on OSX but instead 
uses X11 which results in an inferior user experience, and it would be a 
bad idea to have that be the standard that everyone associates with 
applications written in Haskell.


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