[Haskell] ANNOUNCE: Gtk2Hs version released

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk
Wed Nov 7 21:14:16 EST 2007

Gtk2Hs - A GUI Library for Haskell based on Gtk+

Version is now available from:


The source tarball and an installer for Windows are available. Packages
for various platforms should become available soon, hopefully including
Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, FreeBSD and Darwin.

Changes since 
      * builds with GHC 6.8.1
      * updated SOE API to match that of the recent SOE release
      * added status icon binding
      * added text buffer clipboard functions
      * fix build issue with recent glib versions
      * a few minor bug fixes

Gtk2Hs feature highlights: 
      * automatic memory management 
      * Unicode support 
      * nearly full coverage of Gtk+ 2.8 API
      * support for several additional Gtk+/Gnome modules:
              * Glade visual GUI builder
              * cairo vector graphics library
              * SVG rendering for cairo
              * OpenGL extension (works with HOpenGL)
              * GConf, Gnome's system for storing app preferences
              * SourceView, code editor widget with syntax highlighting
              * the Mozilla browser rendering engine in a widget
              * an implementation of the Graphics.SOE API
      * extensive haddock API reference documentation
      * multi-platform support with native look
      * LGPL licence

Platforms and requirements:  
      * builds from source on Linux, Windows and Solaris
      * should also build from source on MacOS X and FreeBSD
      * builds with GHC 6.4.2 - 6.8.1
      * works with Gtk+ version 2.0 through to 2.10
      * SVG support requires librsvg version 2.16 or later

Please report all problems to gtk2hs-devel at sourceforge.net or in our bug
tracker http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/gtk2hs
Contributions and feedback are also most welcome.

Windows release notes:
The installer expects GHC 6.8.1 or GHC 6.6.1.

(on behalf of the Gtk2Hs team)

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