On Sun, Jul 22, 2007 at 20:32:28 +0100, Neil Mitchell wrote:
> I just want to make it clear than I appreciate the work that has been
> done with wxHaskell, and indeed, it was the first Haskell GUI I
> started using.
Yep! I didn't feel any acrimony in your mail. Was forwarding it because I
thought it was a useful remark and we needed the poke :-)
> I have no particular desire for wxHaskell to be extended, but because
> every successive version of GHC is incompatible with the binaries, it
> is essential (in my opinion) that each GHC release has a corresponding
> wxHaskell Windows binary.
Indeed. In Jeremy's 'Reviving wxHaskell' mail, we had fixed some modest
objectives, which were
>> * Patches to ensure that wxHaskell compiles against latest wxWidgets
>> versions on Mac, Linux and Windows (exists today)
Well, we got that working for wxWidgets 2.6, but this is a moving target
and now it no longer compiles with 2.8. There is a hack floating around
on the net which consists of using 2.4 compatibility and telling wxhaskell
that really it's compiling against 2.4. Not sure that's the right way to
go about it though. Alas, we are moving more slowly than our target.
>> * Add Eric Kow's Unicode patches (exist today)
Check. Unfortunately, I have not been able to back this up with any
rigourous testing. Just a little demo program in the samples directory.
>> * Produce suitable binary packages for whatever targets we can get=20
>> maintainers for, compatible with up-to-date versions of both GHC and
>> * Improve samples and documentation.
I think we'd better ditch this objective and just focus on getting this
thing out the door, imperfect as it may be.
> I'm guessing that the job of producing a Windows installer is fairly
> easy, given the right build setup. Is there no Windows wxHaskell
> developer who is in a position to do this?
I think Shelarchy might be our Windows guy. Any comments, Shelarchy?
Eric Kow http://www.loria.fr/~kow
PGP Key ID: 08AC04F9 Merci de corriger mon fran=E7ais.