[Haskell] GHC 6.10 and OpenGL

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Sat Nov 22 15:34:41 EST 2008

> Hi everyone,
> It's sad to see the OpenGL binding being dropped from GHC binary
> installers starting from 6.10. Though this issue has been brought up
> and discussed before, I'm sure a lot of people who based their work on
> OpenGL would share the same sympathy.

    $ cabal install OpenGL

> I'm not here to argue whether this decision by GHC dev team is right
> or wrong, but what's really causing the pain is that the OpenGL
> binding doesn't have its own binary installer for Windows, and
> compilation from source on this platform is non-trivial. I wouldn't
> recommend doing it for ordinary users.
> So my question is, are we going to see a binary installer for OpenGL
> binding provided separately from either HOpenGL site, or Hackage? Or
> even the GHC installation page?

This would be a job for the Windows distribution team to sort out.
Each other distro addresses the native packaging problem by developing
packages, and what is needed for a similar team for Windows, to provide
Windows packages.

-- Don

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