Gtk2Hs version 0.9.8 released

Changes since 0.9.7:

Other changes since the last release announcement:

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:

  • packages are now available for Fedora Core 3,4 and Gentoo
  • an installer for Windows is available
  • packages for other platforms should become available soon
  • builds from source on Linux, Windows, MacOS X, FreeBSD, OpenBSD 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 the gtk2hs-users mailing list.
Contributions and feedback are also most welcome.

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