[Haskell-cafe] Some Love for wxHaskell

Ivan Perez ivanperezdominguez at gmail.com
Sun Apr 18 12:53:10 UTC 2021

I'd be happy to see some love being given to wxHaskell. When it installed
correctly, I found it very easy to use and the result was visually more
compelling to Windows users than GTK (which also worked fine, btw).

I built a reactive framework a few years ago [1] and wxHaskell was one of
the supported backends.

I wrote an email 2 years ago asking for a fix for mac that I needed for
work and never got a response.

Maybe it's time to pass maintenance on to others?


[1] https://github.com/keera-studios/keera-hails

On Sun, 18 Apr 2021 at 07:10, Henning Thielemann <
lemming at henning-thielemann.de> wrote:

> On Sun, 18 Apr 2021, Tilmann wrote:
> > I think wxHaskell needs some love :) Over the years I've written a small
> > client for FICS (Free Internet Chess Server) and wxHaskell has served me
> > really well. Also, wxWidgets seems solid and alive.. but today,
> > wxHaskell is lagging behind updates and seems *sniff* dead. Is someone
> > working on wxHaskell atm? I'd love to connect and help. If not, is there
> > some interest to rejuvenate wxHaskell? Who is also depending on
> > wxHaskell and wants to keep it going? Or, is it time to move on to gtk
> > or reflex?
> I use wxHaskell for
>     http://hackage.haskell.org/package/live-sequencer
>     http://hackage.haskell.org/package/midimory
>     http://hackage.haskell.org/package/alsa-gui
> I find the idea of a platform-agnostic GUI compelling, but I have not
> actually tried to run somewhere else than Linux/GTK. People have reported
> that the portability is not as good as promised.
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