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wxHaskell is an open-source project, and you are invited to help developing wxHaskell! (see the contribute page for more information.) Currently the development team consists of (in no particular order):

Henk-Jan van Tuyl
Windows support


  • wx [documentation]. The main middle-level library. This library is written in Haskell and only depends on the wxcore package. It uses overloading and attributes to expose a nice functional interface to the wxcore library. However, it does not try to create a new model for programming GUI interfaces: everything is still in the IO monad and state is handled through mutable variables.
  • wxcore [documentation]. The Haskell binding to the core wxWidgets library. This is just like programming the wxWidgets library directly, you can see some examples in the GitHub repository. All the method definitions and marshalling code is generated automatically -- about 500 classes with 2500 methods and 1000 constant definitions. wxcore uses the following two sub-projects:
    • wxc. A C project that puts a C wrapper around the C++ interface to wxWidgets. This makes it much easier to access the wxWidgets library from Haskell. The C wrapper consists of the C sources of the Eiffel ewxw library for wxWidgets. We also added a few files to make the project suitable for Haskell. A big thank-you to the people that worked on the Eiffel library!
    • wxdirect. A Haskell program that reads the C header files of the wxc C library and automatically generates Haskell marshalling code and class definitions.

How to

Some articles that describe how to extend wxHaskell or develop packages using wxHaskell:

See also


The following people have contributed to the wxHaskell project:

Daan Leijen
The main developer and designer of wxHaskell
Wolfgang Thaller
Contributed a nifty MacOS X module that enables the use of GHCi on MacOS X.
Martijn Schrage
Helped to design the library interface and tested the library by using wxHaskell as a backend to Proxima – a sophisticated generic structure editor.
Arjan van IJzendoorn
Developer of NetEdit and provides a lot feedback for improving the library.
Maarten Loffler, Sean Seefried, and Luc Taesch
Contributed samples to the library. Maarten also helped creating a proper windows98 installer.
Andres Löh
Testing on Gentoo Linux with GTK (and has written the graphical editor used by team DOM in the ICFP contest).
Arthur Baars
Testing on MacOS X, and creating MacOS X installers.
Wijnand Suijlen
Has written the Helium interpreter in wxHaskell and initiated the design of the layout combinators.
Eelco Dolstra and Armijn Hemel
Kindly provided their linux computers and unix wisdom :-) to test wxHaskell on Linux/GTK systems. Special thanks goes to Armijn Hemel for maintaining a Red Hat Linux and MacOS X system for testing in the student laboratories.
Jens Petersen
Created the initial rpm specification files and released a few rpm distributions of wxHaskell
Eric Kow
Unicode support
Jeremy O'Donoghue
Team leader
Mads Lindstrøm
Linux support (Debian)
KIDO Takahiro (shelarcy)
Windows support, and MacOS X support
Cabal cleanup
Maciek Makowski
Heinrich Apfelmus
Enable GUI support in GHCi on MacOS X
Fix cpp type mismatch
Dmitriy Nikitinskiy
Several improvements
Updated samples/contrib/GLCanvas.hs
Eyal Lotem
Several improvements

For an up-to-date list of contributors, see the members graph at GitHub