On 26 May 2011 11:38, Eric Kow <eric.kow@gmail.com> wrote:
What are the implications (all three platforms)?

My general priority is just-workingness.  Right now, installing
wxHaskell on Mac is still a bit of pain.  I think we've got it boiled
down to

 1. install homebrew
 2. brew install haskell-platform
 3. brew install wxmac
 4. [when next release is out] cabal install wx

And I would be nervous about anything that deviates significantly
from that

I know the build implications for Windows (wxUSE_GLCANVAS in setup.h and USE_OPENGL=1 when compiling). A quick read up on the subject implied that HOPENGL recommends using a different (Open Source) GLUT wrapper on Windows, but I don't know what that means in practice.

Don't know for Mac (ISTR Mac has about the best OpenGL story of all common platforms)

I fear that Linux will be distro-dependent, which is the worst of all possible worlds!

That's why I need someone to convince me that it doesn't make the install process too complicated.
 
It might be a good idea to adopt the strike-whilst-iron-hot and
reduce-friction mentality here.  In other words, rather than waiting
indefinitely for our good but overloaded cho admins to get to it,
just stick the branch up at darcsden in the interim so that people
who are already keen to get hacking can get hacking (before they
lose interest and wander off) :-)

I'm thinking seriously of hosting wxHaskell at darcsden anyway, since branch/fork support is a very nice thing to have.

Currently sorting out event handling so that it works for both wxWidgets 2.9.x and 2.8.x. We support too many events which no longer exist and not enough of those which have been added since 2.4.x :-( Will post an updated repo once I have this working, followed by a fork which supports GLCanvas

Jeremy