Hobby-hacking Eric


wxHaskell 0.10.3 is out!

As you may have noticed in Jeremy's announcement, wxHaskell 0.10.3 is now available for download. This version offers the following key improvements over 0.9.4:
  • Support for Unicode builds of wxWidgets
  • Support for wxWidgets 2.6.x (support for wxWidgets 2.4.2 retained if
    you compile from source)
  • Support for building with GHC 6.6.x and 6.8.x
  • Parts of wxHaskell are now built with Cabal
  • Profiling support
  • Smaller generated binary sizes (using --split-objs)
At the moment, wxHaskell works with wxWidgets 2.6 (the previous stable release, still widely available). But we're working to get you wxWidgets 2.8 support as soon as we can.

In the meantime, here's a screenshot of the wxFruit paddle-ball example running on my Mac. (Thanks to shelarcy for putting up the package!)

This was painlessly installed with the help of cabal-install. You don't have to use cabal-install -- the wxHaskell sourceforge site includes binaries -- but it may make your life easier for dealing with dependencies. The only caveat you might want to know about when using Cabal to install wxHaskell and its companion libraries are that wxcore should be installed as root, i.e. sudo cabal install wxcore.

1 comment:

chris said...

Nice! Great work, it's good to see some alternatives for Haskell GUI-work.