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<em>Hugs 2006</em>. Ross Paterson
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<em>Google Summer of Code</em>. The Haskell.org team
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13688 announced]
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[http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell/2006-May/017999.html announced]
a new major release of Hugs, including an installer for Windows and a
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that nine Haskell projects have been selected to receive funding to the
new WinHugs interface. It is available from
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value of $45k under Google's 2006
[http://www.haskell.org/hugs/ the Hugs page].
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[http://code.google.com/soc Summer of Code]
</p>
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program. A wide range of projects will be worked on, contributing to
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the community important tools and libraries. The students have until
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August 21 to complete their projects, and receive their grants. Details
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of the accepted projects can be found
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[http://code.google.com/soc/haskell/about.html here]
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<p>
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<p>
<em>Linspire Chooses Haskell for Core OS Development</em>.
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<em>Haskell Communities & Activities Report</em>. Andres Loeh
Clifford Beshers
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[http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell/2006-June/018071.html published]
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/12662 announced]
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the 10th edition of the Haskell Communities and Activities
that the OS team at Linspire, Inc. is standardizing on Haskell as their
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Report (HCAR). If you haven't encountered the Haskell Communities and
preferred language for core OS development.
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Activities Reports before, you may like to know that the first of these reports
Much of the infrastructure is being written in Haskell, including
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was published in November 2001. Their goal is to improve the communication
the Debian package builder (aka autobuilder). Other tools such as ISO
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between the increasingly diverse groups, projects and individuals working on,
builders, package dependency checkers are in progress. The goal is to
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with, or inspired by Haskell.
make a tight, simple set of tools that will let developers contribute
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to Freespire, based on Debian tools whenever possible.
 
</p>
 
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<p>
<p>
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Read the 10th edition [http://www.haskell.org/communities/ here].
<em>lambdaFeed</em>. Manuel Chakravarty
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</p>
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13649 released]
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</li>
lambdaFeed -- lambdas for all! lambdaFeed is an RSS 2.0 feed
 
generator. It reads news items - in a non-XML, human-friendly
 
format - distributed over multiple channels and renders them
 
into the RSS 2.0 XML format understood by most news aggregators
 
as well as into HTML for inclusion into web pages.
 
Source is available in darcs.
 
[http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~chak/haskell/lambdaFeed/ Check it out].
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
   
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<p>
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<p>
<em>Milfoh, an image to texture loading library</em>. Maurizio Monge
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<em>Would you like a job working on GHC?</em>. Simon Peyton-Jones
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13653 announced]
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[http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell/2006-June/018068.html announced]
he has put together a very small library, using SDL_image (and a
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that GHC HQ is looking for support engineer. The Glasgow Haskell
bare minimun of SDL), to load image files as opengl textures.
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Compiler (GHC) is now being used by so many people, on so many
More information [http://linuz.sns.it/~monge/wiki/index.php/Milfoh here.]
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platforms, that GHC HQ has been struggling to keep up. In
</p>
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particular, the candidate should be someone who is enthusiastic
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about Haskell, and fired up about the prospect of becoming a GHC
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expert.
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</p>
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<p>
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<p>
<em>Haskell Charting Library</em>. Tim Docker
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<em>Shellac and Lambda Shell 0.3</em>. Robert Dockins
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13678 released]
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[http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell/2006-May/018041.html announced]
his Haskell 2D charting library. It's still at quite an early stage, but already it has:
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the simultaneous release of Shellac 0.3 and Lambda Shell 0.3.
<ul>
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Shellac is a library for creating read-eval-print style shells. It makes
<li>Line charts, points charts, fills, and combinations.
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binding to feature-rich shell packages (ie, readline) easier. Lambda shell
<li>Automatic layout sizing and adjustment.
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is full-featured shell environment for evaluating terms of the pure untyped
<li>Auto scaling of axis ranges
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lambda calculus and a showcase/tutorial for Shellac's features.
<li>Extensible to support new plot types
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</p>
<li>Uses the cairo graphics library for output
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</li>
</ul> and more. [http://dockerz.net/software/chart.html Further information and a darcs repo.]
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
   
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<p>
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<p>
<em>Edison 1.2RC4</em>. Robert Dockins
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<em>darcs-graph</em>. Don Stewart released
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.libraries/4718 announced]
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[http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~dons/darcs-graph.html darcs-graph],
the 4th release candidate for Edison 1.2. Edison is a library of
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a tool for generating graphs of commit activity for darcs repositories.
efficient data structures for Haskell.
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</p>
</p>
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<li>
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<li>
<p><em>Collections pre-release</em>. Jean-Philippe Bernardy
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<p>
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.libraries/4719 announced]
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<em>VersionTool 1.0</em>. Manuel Chakravarty
an alpha release of the new collections package he (and others) have
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[http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell/2006-June/018063.html announced]
been working on. It's still far from perfect, but I hope it's already a
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version 1.0 of
good choice for many use cases of collection data structures.
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[http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~chak/haskell/VersionTool/ VersionTool],
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a small utility that:
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<ul>
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<li>extracts version information from Cabal files,
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<li>maintains version tags in darcs,
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<li>computes patch levels by querying darcs,
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<li>extracts the current context from darcs, and
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<li>adds all this information to a source file
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</ul>
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</p>
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<li>
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<li>
<p><em>Haskell Graph Automorphism Library</em>. In a busy week,
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<p>
Jean-Philippe also
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<em>Streams 0.1e</em>. Bulat Ziganshin
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.libraries/4739 released]
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[http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell/2006-June/018063.html released]
HGAL 1.2 (Haskell Graph Automorphism Library), a Haskell implementation
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Streams library version 0.1e. Now cabalised and BSD-ified.
of Brendan McKay's algorithm for graph canonic labeling and
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automorphism group. (aka Nauty). Improvements over the previous release
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include a faster algorithm implementation and the library is now cabalised.
 
</p>
 
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<li>
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<p>
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<p>
<em>Darcs 1.0.7</em>. Tommy Pettersson
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<em>Hitchhikers guide to Haskell - chapter 5</em>. Dmitry Astapov
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.darcs.user/9896 announced]
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[http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell-cafe/2006-June/015966.html announced]
the release of darcs 1.0.7, containing a few bug fixes, and some new features.
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that chapter 5 of his online tutorial, the
</p>
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Hitchhikers guide to Haskell, is available. Changes include: It's
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bigger. It's better. It now comes with source code included. </p>
</ul>
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''2006-05-08''
 
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<p>
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<em>Haskell Shell (HSH) 0.1.0</em>. John Goerzen
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[http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell/2006-June/018059.html released]
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version 0.1.0 of HSH, the Haskell shell. Things are still very
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preliminary in many ways, but this version already lets you:
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<ul>
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<li> Run commands
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<li> Pipe things between commands
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<li> Pipe command input/output into and out of pure Haskell functions
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<li> Pure Haskell functions are as much a first-class citizen as is grep or cat
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</ul>
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</p>
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<ul>
 
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<li>
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<p>
<p>
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<em>Edison 1.2</em>. Robert Dockins
<em>hmake</em>. Malcolm Wallace
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[http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell/2006-June/018050.html released]
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13634 released]
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the final, stable release of Edison 1.2. Edison is a
version 3.11 of
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library of efficient, purely-functional data structures for
[http://haskell.org/hmake hmake],
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Haskell.
the compiler-independent project-building tool for Haskell
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</p>
programs. It automates recompilation analysis, based on import
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declarations in your files, to rebuild only those modules that
 
are impacted by a change. It is rather like ghc's --make mode,
 
but faster, less memory intensive, and it works with any
 
compiler (e.g. hbc, nhc98).
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>cpphs</em>. In a busy week, Malcolm also
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13638 released]
 
version 1.2 of
 
[http://haskell.org/cpphs cpphs], the in-Haskell
 
implementation of the C pre-processor. The major change in this
 
release is that the source files have been re-arranged into a
 
cabal-ised hierarchical library namespace, so you can use cpp
 
functionality from within your own code, in addition to the
 
stand-alone utility.
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p><em>Cabal 1.1</em>. Duncan Coutts (as the new Cabal release manager)
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13625 announced]
 
that Cabal-1.1.4, the version shipped with GHC 6.4.2 is now
 
available to download as
 
[http://haskell.org/cabal/download.html a separate tarball].
 
There is also a
 
[http://haskell.org/mailman/listinfo/cabal-devel new mailing list]
 
for Cabal development discussion including patch review. This is
 
also where patches sent via "darcs send" will end up.
 
The Cabal team would also like to take the opportunity to invite
 
people to get involved in Cabal development, either new features
 
or squashing annoying bugs.
 
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<p>
<em>DownNova-0.1</em>. Lemmih
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<em>Arrays & References Library 0.1</em>. Bulat Ziganshin
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13640 released]
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[http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell/2006-June/018044.html announced]
downNova, a program designed for automating the process of
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version 0.1of his arrays and references library. Featuring:
downloading TV series from mininova.org. Written in Haskell, it
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<ul>
will scan your downloaded files to find out what your interests
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<li>Unboxed references in IO and ST
are and download missing/new episodes to your collection.
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<li>Monad-independent interfaces to boxed and unboxed references
Advanced classification techniques are used to interpret the
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<li>Syntax sugar to make using of mutable objects easier (=:, +=, -=,..)
file names and 'downNova' will correctly extract series name,
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</ul>and more.
season number, episode number and episode title in nigh all
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</p>
cases.
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</p>
 
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<p>
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<p>
<em>Student SoC Application Deadline</em> is rapidly approaching. Paolo
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<em>Kamiariduki</em> Shelarcy
Martini encouraged students to apply to google, using the
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[http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell/2006-June/018043.html released]
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/12563 student application]
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Kamiariduki - a system to judge your derivative work's purpose
form, and [http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/summer-of-code/ Haskell.org]
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and license is valid with Ceative Commons License Works.
is looking forward to the several dozen applications we hope to receive.
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</p>
</p>
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<p>
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<em>lambdabot 4.0</em>. Don Stewart
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[http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell/2006-June/018077.html announced]
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the release of version 4.0 of the venerable Haskell IRC bot, lambdabot.
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lambdabot is a stable, feature rich IRC bot based on a plugin
  +
framework. lambdabot 4.0 comes with a suite of more than 50 plugins,
  +
and many new features.
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</p>
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</li>
 
</ul>
 
</ul>
   

Revision as of 08:00, 16 June 2006

2006-06-22

  • Google Summer of Code. The Haskell.org team announced that nine Haskell projects have been selected to receive funding to the value of $45k under Google's 2006 Summer of Code program. A wide range of projects will be worked on, contributing to the community important tools and libraries. The students have until August 21 to complete their projects, and receive their grants. Details of the accepted projects can be found here

  • Haskell Communities & Activities Report. Andres Loeh published the 10th edition of the Haskell Communities and Activities Report (HCAR). If you haven't encountered the Haskell Communities and Activities Reports before, you may like to know that the first of these reports was published in November 2001. Their goal is to improve the communication between the increasingly diverse groups, projects and individuals working on, with, or inspired by Haskell.

    Read the 10th edition here.

  • Would you like a job working on GHC?. Simon Peyton-Jones announced that GHC HQ is looking for support engineer. The Glasgow Haskell Compiler (GHC) is now being used by so many people, on so many platforms, that GHC HQ has been struggling to keep up. In particular, the candidate should be someone who is enthusiastic about Haskell, and fired up about the prospect of becoming a GHC expert.

  • Shellac and Lambda Shell 0.3. Robert Dockins announced the simultaneous release of Shellac 0.3 and Lambda Shell 0.3. Shellac is a library for creating read-eval-print style shells. It makes binding to feature-rich shell packages (ie, readline) easier. Lambda shell is full-featured shell environment for evaluating terms of the pure untyped lambda calculus and a showcase/tutorial for Shellac's features.

  • darcs-graph. Don Stewart released darcs-graph, a tool for generating graphs of commit activity for darcs repositories.

  • VersionTool 1.0. Manuel Chakravarty announced version 1.0 of VersionTool, a small utility that:

    • extracts version information from Cabal files,
    • maintains version tags in darcs,
    • computes patch levels by querying darcs,
    • extracts the current context from darcs, and
    • adds all this information to a source file

  • Streams 0.1e. Bulat Ziganshin released Streams library version 0.1e. Now cabalised and BSD-ified.

  • Hitchhikers guide to Haskell - chapter 5. Dmitry Astapov announced that chapter 5 of his online tutorial, the Hitchhikers guide to Haskell, is available. Changes include: It's bigger. It's better. It now comes with source code included.

  • Haskell Shell (HSH) 0.1.0. John Goerzen released version 0.1.0 of HSH, the Haskell shell. Things are still very preliminary in many ways, but this version already lets you:

    • Run commands
    • Pipe things between commands
    • Pipe command input/output into and out of pure Haskell functions
    • Pure Haskell functions are as much a first-class citizen as is grep or cat

  • Edison 1.2. Robert Dockins released the final, stable release of Edison 1.2. Edison is a library of efficient, purely-functional data structures for Haskell.

  • Arrays & References Library 0.1. Bulat Ziganshin announced version 0.1of his arrays and references library. Featuring:

    • Unboxed references in IO and ST
    • Monad-independent interfaces to boxed and unboxed references
    • Syntax sugar to make using of mutable objects easier (=:, +=, -=,..)
    and more.

  • Kamiariduki Shelarcy released Kamiariduki - a system to judge your derivative work's purpose and license is valid with Ceative Commons License Works.

  • lambdabot 4.0. Don Stewart announced the release of version 4.0 of the venerable Haskell IRC bot, lambdabot. lambdabot is a stable, feature rich IRC bot based on a plugin framework. lambdabot 4.0 comes with a suite of more than 50 plugins, and many new features.

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