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

Conal Elliott conal at conal.net
Wed May 25 20:58:31 CEST 2011

Thanks, John. Encouraging bit of news. Please do let us know what you learn
when you try.   - Conal

On Tue, May 24, 2011 at 1:28 AM, John Lato <jwlato at gmail.com> wrote:

> You can use gtkglext to get OpenGL support.  With the official release of
> gtkglext-1.2.0 there's a bit of hacking involved (that was probably me
> you're referring to), but it looks like the repo head has native Quartz.
> With any luck, you just need to build gtkglext from the repo, then the
> gtkglext package.
> I might have some time to try this later today; I'll report back if I get
> results.
> John Lato
> On Tue, May 24, 2011 at 6:01 AM, Conal Elliott <conal at conal.net> wrote:
>> Last I tried, there wasn't native support for OpenGL with gtk, and I need
>> OpenGL. Then more recently, I heard of some progress in that area, but
>> requiring lots of hacking to get it all compiling. Any recent news?  - Conal
>> On Mon, May 23, 2011 at 2:33 AM, John Lato <jwlato at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Message: 17
>>>> Date: Fri, 20 May 2011 15:59:51 -0700
>>>> From: Evan Laforge <qdunkan at gmail.com>
>>>> Subject: Re: [Haskell-cafe] Status of Haskell + Mac + GUIs & graphics
>>>> To: Erik Hesselink <hesselink at gmail.com>
>>>> Cc: haskell-cafe at haskell.org
>>>> Message-ID: <BANLkTi=74mM6ORtU2e192jtoOT9g49fzTQ at mail.gmail.com>
>>>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
>>>> > Note that it is supposed to be possible to build gtk2hs with gtk+osx,
>>>> > which will not use X11 but use the native OS X GUI. I've not been able
>>>> > to get this to work, but it's been a while since I tried. The Haskell
>>>> > wiki mentions it doesn't support Glade, but does support Cairo. If
>>>> > this were to work, gtk2hs would be a serious option as well.
>>>> I've tried this 3 or 4 times, and failed every time.  It's crazy
>>>> complicated.
>>> I used to use this combination regularly.  IME the difficulties are
>>> primarily with getting a working gtk+osx build.  Once that was accomplished,
>>> gtk2hs was a straightforward install, provided you build from the src repo
>>> with the -quartz flag.
>>> Recently I've switched to using macports gtk2 with the quartz, no-x11
>>> variant, which also uses native cocoa.  This is much more reliable than
>>> gtk+osx.  I don't know if it supports Glade though.
>>> My biggest problem with wx is that there's no support for building 64-bit
>>> wx applications on OS X.  If that were fixed I might prefer it.
>>> John Lato
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