[Haskell] announce: wxhaskell 0.9

Daan Leijen daan at cs.uu.nl
Fri Feb 25 13:14:18 EST 2005

Announcement: wxHaskell version 0.9


I am pleased to announce a new release of wxHaskell.

This new release has support for the printing and much improved
support for processes and the grid control.

Binary installers are provided for MacOS X, Linux (RPM), and Windows,
for use with ghc 6.2.2.

Have fun,
  Daan Leijen.

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>.

Version 0.9
Non backward compatible changes:
- Changed "image" attribute to "picture"

Backward compatible additions:
- Added Multiple OpenGL Canvas example and fixed old example.
- Much improved process support in WXCore.Process. Use
   "processExecAsyncTimed" instead of "processExecASync".
- Full printing support in WXCore.Print
- Added SpintControl events.
- Fixed bug in MultiListBoxes where selections would only be
- Added "pixelBufferGetPixels" and "pixelBufferSetPixels" and
   according functions for images.
- Added "image" and made it an instance of the "Sized" class
   exported "imageCreateFromPixels" and "imageCreateFromPixelArray"
- Added "drawImage"
- Removed dependency on "readline" package in ghc 6.2.2
- Added "--cache" argument to configure script

Bug fixes:
- fixed "on command" event handlers in submenus.

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