[Haskell-cafe] [Announce] wxHaskell 0.90

Jeremy O'Donoghue jeremy.odonoghue at gmail.com
Sat Apr 14 00:50:03 CEST 2012

Hi Haskellers,

I am delighted to announce the release of wxHaskell 0.90. This release
represents a significant milestone for us as it includes support for
wxWidgets 2.9.x.

The release is avalable from Hackage and as a darcs repo from
http://code.haskell.org/wxhaskell. Build and installation instructions have
been updated on the Haskell wiki at

Highlights of the new release:

   - Builds and runs cleanly on 64 bit platforms (particularly MacOS X
   - The wxWidgets C wrapper is now built as a DLL on all platforms.
      - This is reported to enable meaningful use of wxHaskell in GHCi, at
      least on OS X and Windows.
      - It also theoretically allows wxc to be used independently of
      wxHaskell as the basis of a wxWidgets wrapper for other programming
      languages. Some D language hackers have expressed an interest in this.
      - New controls:
      - Styled Text Control (actually, this is reinstated as it was 'lost'
      a while back during cabalization)
      - OpenGL support
      - PropertyGrid control
   - Many events added in anticipation of wrapping more controls in the
   near future.

There were many contributors to this release, the most notable being Dave
Tapley (with the generous support of Mentics Inc.). Dave was responsible
for the refactoring of wxc and PropertyGrid support. Eric Kow put in quite
a bit of work with Kenny Frodo, Doaitse Swierstra and Alessandro Vermeulen
on MacOS support. There were a couple of contributions from long-time
wxHaskell contributor shelarcy, and bug reports, fixes and support from a
larger community than I ever realised we had.

Support for wxWidgets 2.8.x will continue in a 'maintenance mode'
continuing from the wxHaskell 0.13 codeline. If you continue to use the old
codeline, please take note of the changes to the procedure to get the
correct version for your needs. This is also documented at

Thanks to everyone involved.

Best regards

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