[Haskell-cafe] ANN: wxInstall Abriline and wxHaskell

Henk-Jan van Tuyl hjgtuyl at chello.nl
Thu Oct 8 13:35:16 UTC 2015


I am happy to announce the installation packages for wxHaskell on Windows,
and a new version of wxHaskell:

So far, the installation of wxHaskell on Windows has been difficult, but
now it is just a matter of downloading an installation package[0][1],
unzipping it to the directory where you want to have it installed, and
clicking on Install.bat. A detailed description can be found at the
wxHaskell-for-Windows homepage[2]. The current configuration of the
installation packages (one package for 32 bit and one for 64 bit systems),
is called Abriline and contains compiled wxWidgets 3.0.2 and all further
necessary DLLs. The installation procedure automatically installs the
latest version of wxHaskell and can be used for several of the most recent
versions of GHC.

In case you are wondering where the name Abriline comes from, it is
generated by a girls name generator I wrote (in Haskell of course); I
selected this name because a search on Internet seems to indicate that the
name is brand new.

The new version of wxHaskell is released because it solves a bug that
could crash an application.

What is wxHaskell?
wxHaskell[3] is a portable and native GUI library for Haskell. The goal of
the project is to provide an industrial strength GUI library for Haskell,
but without the burden of developing (and maintaining) one ourselves.

wxHaskell is therefore built on top of wxWidgets – a comprehensive C++
library that is portable across all major GUI platforms; including GTK,
Windows, X11, and MacOS X. Furthermore, it is a mature library (in
development since 1992) that supports a wide range of widgets with the
native look-and-feel.

See the homepage of wxHaskell for more information:

The packages are:
        - wxc       https://hackage.haskell.org/package/wxc
        - wxdirect  https://hackage.haskell.org/package/wxdirect
        - wxcore    https://hackage.haskell.org/package/wxcore
        - wx        https://hackage.haskell.org/package/wx

Henk-Jan van Tuyl

[2] https://wiki.haskell.org/WxHaskell/Windows#Installing_the_easy_way
[3] https://wiki.haskell.org/WxHaskell

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