[Haskell-cafe] bounty for vty on Windows

Simon Michael simon at joyful.com
Tue Apr 25 20:03:09 UTC 2017

Hi all,

vty is a nice full-screen curses-style API, and the basis for the nice higher-level brick TUI (text UI) framework, that builds on POSIX platforms only. All agree that it would be nice to make it work on Windows too. This would allow building cross-platform TUIs with haskell. Also there are things in vty, such as the Graphics.Vty.Attributes, that would be useful for CLIs too.

I summarised current status and have kicked off a bounty towards getting Windows support added to the vty lib. I'm sending this to raise interest and invite your help, be you a person with a Windows machine, a potential bounty donor, or someone interested in improving Haskell's portability and applicability.

https://github.com/jtdaugherty/vty/pull/1#issuecomment-297143444 <https://github.com/jtdaugherty/vty/pull/1#issuecomment-297143444>

My particular interest is in making hledger-ui[1] cross platform, and in being able to use vty's higher-level terminal styles in CLI tools on all platforms.


[1] http://hledger.org/hledger-ui.html <http://hledger.org/hledger-ui.html>

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