Most popular libraries not in the HP

Axel Simon Axel.Simon at
Sat Jul 17 10:56:23 EDT 2010

On Jul 16, 2010, at 19:10, Felipe Lessa wrote:

> On Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 1:28 PM, Gregory Collins
> <greg at> wrote:
>> <briand at> writes:
>>> On Thu, 15 Jul 2010 18:40:05 -0300
>>> Felipe Lessa <felipe.lessa at> wrote:
>>>>> Questions remain about what GUI lib to bring in, to augment the
>>>>> OpenGL suite.
>>>>>    * gtk2hs
>>>> +1.  gtk2hs also comes with cairo which many diagramming packages  
>>>> use.
>>> I would be happy with just cairo...
>> Agreed!
> Of course I also prefer just cairo over nothing at all.  However, if
> we bundle cairo (and pango, probably) it shouldn't be hard to bundle
> all of gtk2hs, right?  Is there a reason to include just cairo+pango?

As far as I can see, there is a gradual overhead of C libraries  
involved here. The Platform could ship the following subsets of Gtk2Hs:


It's a question of how big the tar ball is and how much work it is to  
bundle the C libraries with the Platform.


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