Most popular libraries not in the HP

briand at briand at
Sat Jul 17 15:39:58 EDT 2010

On Sat, 17 Jul 2010 16:56:23 +0200
Axel Simon <Axel.Simon at> wrote:

> 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:
> cairo
> cairo+glib+pango
> cairo+glib+pango+gio
> cairo+glib+pango+gio+gtk
> 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.
> Cheers,

That's why I voted for including just cairo.

it's low overhead, high quality and gives your haskell install access to
cross-platform graphics capability.

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