Gtk2Hs version 0.9.8 released
Posted on: 07/07/2005 03:08 AM

Gtk2Hs - Haskell bindings for GTK+.

Version 0.9.8 is now available from:

Changes since 0.9.7:
* much greater API coverage, including the new Gtk+ 2.6 APIs
* Yampa/wxHaskell-style properties added for all widgets
* improved reference documentation, there is more of it and the
docs for each module are now split into sections.
* works with GHC 6.4
* there is now an easy-to-use installer for Windows
* build process now works in 80Mb of RAM rather than 380Mb
* added functions for manipulating Pixbufs using the Haskell
mutable array interface
* fixed a limitation on signal handlers on Sparc machines
* minor API changes
* minor bug fixes
* completed GPL to LGPL conversion
* internal code cleanups and improvements

The API changes are documented here:

Other changes since the last release announcement:
* new screenshots, including HRay and HanDict:
* we are now included in the Gnome news feed:

Gtk2Hs feature highlights:
* automatic memory management
* Unicode support
* nearly full coverage of Gtk+ 2.6
* bindings for several Gnome modules:
* libglade for loading GUIs from xml files at run-time.
This allows you to design your user interface visually
with the Glade user interface builder. (This works on
Windows too.)
* GConf, Gnome's system for storing app preferences
* SourceView, code editor widget with syntax highlighting
* the Mozilla browser rendering engine in a widget
* API reference documentation
* multi-platform support with native look
* LGPL licence

Platforms and requirements:
* an installer for Windows is available
* packages are now available for Fedora Core 3,4 and Gentoo
* packages for other platforms should become available soon
* builds from source on Linux, Windows, MacOS X and Solaris
* builds with GHC 6.4.x, 6.2.x, 6.0.x and 5.04.x
* works with Gtk+ version 2.0 through to 2.2, 2.4 and 2.6
* optional Gnome support requires Gnome 2.0 or better
* optional Mozilla support requires Mozilla 1.4 or better

Goals for the 1.0 release:
* autumn 2005 release
* a stable API for the 1.0.x series
* complete coverage of the Gtk+ API (we're about 90% there now)
* support for OpenGL 3D rendering API
* support for cairo 2D rendering API
* bindings for more Gnome modules
* introductory and other tutorials
* packages for all popular platforms

Please report all problems to
Contributions and feedback are also most welcome.


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