[Haskell] Haskell Weekly News: June 16, 2006

Donald Bruce Stewart dons at cse.unsw.edu.au
Fri Jun 16 04:13:47 EDT 2006

   Welcome to issue 37 of HWN, a weekly newsletter covering developments
   in the Haskell community. Each Monday, new editions are posted to
   [1]the Haskell mailing list as well as to [2]the Haskell Sequence and
   [3]Planet Haskell. [4]RSS is also available, and headlines appear on

   This edition -- better late than never -- covers another madly busy 2
   weeks for the Haskell community.

   1. http://www.haskell.org/mailman/listinfo/haskell
   2. http://sequence.complete.org/
   3. http://planet.haskell.org/
   4. http://sequence.complete.org/node/feed
   5. http://haskell.org/


     * Google Summer of Code. The Haskell.org team [6]announced that nine
       Haskell projects have been selected to receive funding to the
       value of $45k under Google's 2006 [7]Summer of Code program. A
       wide range of projects will be worked on, contributing to the
       community important tools and libraries. The students have until
       August 21 to complete their projects, and receive their grants.
       Details of the accepted projects can be found [8]here

   6. http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell/2006-May/017999.html
   7. http://code.google.com/soc
   8. http://code.google.com/soc/haskell/about.html

     * Haskell Communities & Activities Report. Andres Loeh [9]published
       the 10th edition of the Haskell Communities and Activities Report
       (HCAR). If you haven't encountered the Haskell Communities and
       Activities Reports before, you may like to know that the first of
       these reports was published in November 2001. Their goal is to
       improve the communication between the increasingly diverse groups,
       projects and individuals working on, with, or inspired by Haskell.

       Read the 10th edition [10]here.

   9. http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell/2006-June/018071.html
  10. http://www.haskell.org/communities/

     * Would you like a job working on GHC?. Simon Peyton-Jones
       [11]announced that GHC HQ is looking for support engineer. The
       Glasgow Haskell Compiler (GHC) is now being used by so many
       people, on so many platforms, that GHC HQ has been struggling to
       keep up. In particular, the candidate should be someone who is
       enthusiastic about Haskell, and fired up about the prospect of
       becoming a GHC expert.

  11. http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell/2006-June/018068.html

     * Shellac and Lambda Shell 0.3. Robert Dockins [12]announced the
       simultaneous release of Shellac 0.3 and Lambda Shell 0.3. Shellac
       is a library for creating read-eval-print style shells. It makes
       binding to feature-rich shell packages (ie, readline) easier.
       Lambda shell is full-featured shell environment for evaluating
       terms of the pure untyped lambda calculus and a showcase/tutorial
       for Shellac's features.

  12. http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell/2006-May/018041.html

     * darcs-graph. Don Stewart released [13]darcs-graph, a tool for
       generating graphs of commit activity for darcs repositories.

  13. http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~dons/darcs-graph.html

     * VersionTool 1.0. Manuel Chakravarty [14]announced version 1.0 of
       [15]VersionTool, a small utility that:
          + extracts version information from Cabal files,
          + maintains version tags in darcs,
          + computes patch levels by querying darcs,
          + extracts the current context from darcs, and
          + adds all this information to a source file

  14. http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell/2006-June/018063.html
  15. http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~chak/haskell/VersionTool/

     * Streams 0.1e. Bulat Ziganshin [16]released Streams library version
       0.1e. Now cabalised and BSD-ified.

  16. http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell/2006-June/018063.html

     * Hitchhikers guide to Haskell - chapter 5. Dmitry Astapov
       [17]announced that chapter 5 of his online tutorial, the
       Hitchhikers guide to Haskell, is available. Changes include: It's
       bigger. It's better. It now comes with source code included.

  17. http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell-cafe/2006-June/015966.html

     * Haskell Shell (HSH) 0.1.0. John Goerzen [18]released version 0.1.0
       of HSH, the Haskell shell. Things are still very preliminary in
       many ways, but this version already lets you:
          + Run commands
          + Pipe things between commands
          + Pipe command input/output into and out of pure Haskell
          + Pure Haskell functions are as much a first-class citizen as
            is grep or cat

  18. http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell/2006-June/018059.html

     * Edison 1.2. Robert Dockins [19]released the final, stable release
       of Edison 1.2. Edison is a library of efficient, purely-functional
       data structures for Haskell.

  19. http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell/2006-June/018050.html

     * Arrays & References Library 0.1. Bulat Ziganshin [20]announced
       version 0.1of his arrays and references library. Featuring:
          + Unboxed references in IO and ST
          + Monad-independent interfaces to boxed and unboxed references
          + Syntax sugar to make using of mutable objects easier (=:, +=,
       and more.

  20. http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell/2006-June/018044.html

     * Kamiariduki Shelarcy [21]released Kamiariduki - a system to judge
       your derivative work's purpose and license is valid with Ceative
       Commons License Works.

  21. http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell/2006-June/018043.html

     * lambdabot 4.0. Don Stewart [22]announced the release of version
       4.0 of the venerable Haskell IRC bot, lambdabot. lambdabot is a
       stable, feature rich IRC bot based on a plugin framework.
       lambdabot 4.0 comes with a suite of more than 50 plugins, and many
       new features.

  22. http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell/2006-June/018077.html


   This section covers activity on [23]Haskell' standardisation process.

     * [24]Regarding Class Aliases.

  23. http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/haskell-prime
  24. http://www.haskell.org//pipermail/haskell-prime/2006-May/001568.html


     * A road for Haskell into OS kernels. Oleg Kisleyov [25]sparked a
       bit of a discussion about Haskell's use in OS projects, after
       similar remarks from Andrew Tanenbaum at USENIX.

  25. http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell/2006-June/018045.html

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