Archive for the ‘Releases’ Category

Gtk2Hs 0.12.0 released

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

The Gtk2Hs team is happy to announce a new release of the core packages glib, gio, pango, cairo, and gtk all in version 0.12.0. Andy Stewart has put in a lot of effort to add many new functions to gtk, thereby getting close to covering the full Gtk+ API. John Obbele has kindly investigated into fixing some memory leaks.

Uploaded version 0.11.2 of the gtk package

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

Due to a glitch, the debugging output was accidentally turned on the in 0.11.1 release of the gtk package. This upload fixes this. Sorry for the inconvenience. The other packages will not be updated.

Gtk2Hs 0.11.1 released

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

Given that the last release was our very first Cabal version of Gtk2Hs, the resulting packages had to have some flaws in them. However, the overall quality was high and the few build problems were often down to not reading the instruction manual. To be fair, installing Gtk2Hs on Windows is slightly more involved since it requires the installation of the Gtk+ libraries first.

When it comes to real bugs, there were a few regarding the behaviour of multi-threaded programs, ranging from deadlocks to linking problems in ghci. We hope that we fixed all of these and that Gtk2Hs now runs reliably in any odd environment (Linux, Mac, Windows, Solaris), which is not trivial since each brings it’s own pthread library which may be more (Linux) or less (Solaris/Windows) forgiving in the incorrect use of locks. Many thanks to Christian Maeder and Hamish Mackenzie for helping me tracking down these bugs.

So, please give it a whirl. As a special bonus, this time we actually managed to include the demo programs in the release, so that it’s easier to try things out.

Axel, on behalf of the Gtk2Hs developers

Gtk2Hs 0.11.0 released

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Today, we’re proud to announce the very first release of Gtk2Hs that comes in cabal packages. This means that installation is easier on all systems in that only the Gtk+ libraries have to be installed before a simple ‘cabal install gtk2hs-buildtools’ and ‘cabal install gtk’ do the rest of the job. This even holds for Windows! See the install instructions for detailed information.

This release probably still has some rough corners, but we feel that a cabal release is due and hope that it’s already usable!

Axel, on behalf of the Gtk2Hs developers