[Haskell-cafe] bounty for vty on Windows

Krzysztof Skrzętnicki gtener at gmail.com
Fri Apr 28 17:33:40 UTC 2017


Possibly related are the console changes introduced with Windows 10
Creators Update. A lot of compat issues are said to be resolved. See
for details.


On Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 10:03 PM, Simon Michael <simon at joyful.com> wrote:

> 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
> 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.
> Best!
> Simon
> [1] *http://hledger.org/hledger-ui.html
> <http://hledger.org/hledger-ui.html>*
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