Gtk2Hs version 0.9.12 released
Posted on: 07/28/2007 12:48 PM

Gtk2Hs - A GUI Library for Haskell based on Gtk+

Version 0.9.12 is now available from:

The source tarball and an installer for Windows are available. Packages for various platforms should become available soon, hopefully including Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, FreeBSD and Darwin.

Changes since 0.9.11:
* ps, pdf and svg cairo backends are now supported
* drag drop support added
* can run mainGUI in GHCi after :reload
* Graphics.SOE.Gtk now works with threaded rts and GHCi
* Windows build now includes OpenGL and SourceView packages
* c2hs no longer chokes on some system headers (eg glibc-2.4)
* various bug fixes and minor code cleanups
* major overhaul of the code generator (will help binding Gtk+ 2.10)

Gtk2Hs feature highlights:
* automatic memory management
* Unicode support
* nearly full coverage of Gtk+ 2.8 API
* support for several additional Gtk+/Gnome modules:
* Glade visual GUI builder
* cairo vector graphics library
* SVG rendering for cairo
* OpenGL extension (works with HOpenGL)
* GConf, Gnome's system for storing app preferences
* SourceView, code editor widget with syntax highlighting
* the Mozilla browser rendering engine in a widget
* an implementation of the Graphics.SOE API
* extensive haddock API reference documentation
* multi-platform support with native look
* LGPL licence

Platforms and requirements:
* builds from source on Linux, Windows, MacOS X, FreeBSD and
* builds with GHC 6.2 - 6.6.1
* works with Gtk+ version 2.0 through to 2.10
* SVG support requires librsvg version 2.16 or later

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