[Haskell] announce: wxHaskell 0.9.4

Daan Leijen daan at cs.uu.nl
Tue May 3 12:40:46 EDT 2005

Announcement: wxHaskell version 0.9.4


I am pleased to announce a new release of wxHaskell.

This is mostly an update to support GHC 6.4 and it does not contain
any new features. Binary installers are provided for MacOS X, Linux
(RPM), and Windows.

Unfortunately, GHCi-6.4 does not work with wxHaskell. For Windows
platforms I still recommend GHC 6.2.2 since GHCi-6.2.2 works great
with wxHaskell (on Windows).

All the best,
 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 0.9.4
Backward compatible additions:
- Adapted the configuration, make files, and install scripts to work
  with GHC 6.4.
- Adapted the wxHaskell C-layer to work with wxWidgets 2.6.0
- Made "Object" an instance of Ord

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