[Haskell] new SOE package and the annoucement of GLFW

Paul L ninegua at gmail.com
Wed Aug 29 15:50:22 EDT 2007

Hi all,

After much struggle to bring the SOE source to be compatible with the
latest GHC, I'm pleased to announce that it's available at


It's has been tested on Windows (both XP and Vista), Linux and Mac OS
X under GHC 6.6.1. The code now requires a Haskell package GLFW, an
interface to the GLFW OpenGL Framework (http://glfw.sourceforge.net),
which is an alternative to GLUT for OpenGL based programs.

Most SOE code examples are not affected by this change except that
they now make use of the included SOE.hs instead of the previous
SOEGraphics module. The SOE.hs now handles all window and drawing
activities through GLFW and OpenGL. The music part of SOE code has
also been brought up to date.

Please help to report bugs or suggestions if you have any. Help is
also needed to make the GLFW Haskell package fully compatible with
cross-platform Cabal installation steps.

Paul Liu

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