[Haskell] Announce: wxHaskell 0.7

Daan Leijen daanleijen at xs4all.nl
Fri Apr 2 16:03:09 EST 2004

Announcement: wxHaskell version 0.7


This new release contains bug fixes, a few new widget attributes, and
has an improved build system for MacOS X and Linux. Binary installers
are provided for MacOS X, Linux (RPM), and Windows.

The webpage has some nice screenshots now of larger applications that
are written with wxHaskell, and a sample of wxHaskell with HOpenGL.
There is also a Wiki site for wxHaskell now.

All the best,

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

wxHaskell is therefore build 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
native look-and-feel, and it has a very active community (ranked among
the top 25 most active projects on sourceforge).

Since most of the interface is automatically generated from the
wxEiffel binding, the current release of wxHaskell already supports
about 75% of the wxWindows functionality -- about 2900 methods in 500
classes with 1400 constant definitions.

wxHaskell has been build with GHC 6.x on Windows, MacOS X and
Unix systems with GTK. A binary distribution is available for Windows,
Linux (RPM) and MacOS X.

And even if you don't intend to write GUI's yourself, it will be fun
to check out the screenshots at <http://wxhaskell.sourceforge.net>.

All the best,
   Daan Leijen.

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