ANNOUNCE: Gtk2Hs version 0.9.7 released

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at
Wed Jan 26 10:47:08 EST 2005

Gtk2Hs - A Haskell GUI library based on the Gtk+ GUI Toolkit.

Version 0.9.7 is now available from:

      * automatic memory management 
      * Unicode support 
      * nearly full coverage of Gtk+ 2.2 and partial coverage of 2.4
      * bindings for several Gnome modules: 
              * libglade for loading GUIs from xml files at run-time
                This allows you to design your user interface visually
                with the Glade user interface builder.
              * GConf, Gnome's system for storing app preferences
              * SourceView, code editor widget with syntax highlighting
              * the Mozilla browser rendering engine in a widget
      * API reference documentation 
      * multi-platform support with native look via themes 
      * LGPL licence

Platforms and requirements:
      * packages are now available for Fedora Core 2 and 3
      * packages for Gentoo and FreeBSD should follow shortly
      * builds out-of-the box on Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris and MacOS X
      * support for Windows is on hiatus for this release
      * builds with GHC 6.2.x, 6.0.x and 5.04.x 
      * works with Gtk+ version 2.0 through to 2.2, 2.4 and 2.6
      * optional Gnome support requires Gnome 2.0 or better
      * optional Mozilla support requires Mozilla 1.4 or better

Changes since 0.9.6: 
      * all packages now use hierarchical module names 
      * a binding for GtkMozEmbed that embeds the Mozilla rendering
        engine in a Gtk+ widget. (Thanks to Wolfram Kahl) 
      * an autotooled build system

Goals for the 1.0 release: 
      * a medium level API much like that of wxHaskell and hs-fltk 
      * a stable API for the 1.x series 
      * coverage of all the new widgets in Gtk+ 2.4 and 2.6 
      * bindings for more Gnome modules
      * completion of the API reference documentation
      * packages for all popular platforms (including Windows) 
      * a Windows installer

Please report all problems to gtk2hs-users at .
Contributions and feedback are also most welcome.


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