Haskell Weekly News: November 8, 2005

Submitted by jgoerzen on Tue, 11/08/2005 - 5:47am.

Greetings, and thanks for reading the 14th issue of HWN, a weekly newsletter for the Haskell community. Each Tuesday, new editions will be posted (as text) to the Haskell mailing list and (as HTML) to The Haskell Sequence.

New Releases

  • Haskell-mode 2.1. Stefan Monnier recently released version 2.1 of his haskell editing mode for Emacs.
  • Gtk2hs 0.9.10. Duncan Coutts announced that the latest version of the GTK bindings for Haskell is now available. Major new features include the Cairo vector graphics library bindings, Pango text layout code, new Gtk+ 2.8 APIs, and a Windows installer.
  • Frown 0.6. Ralf Hinze announced the first release of Frown, a LALR(k) parser generator for Haskell. Frown has a number of interesting features and is considered beta-quality at this time.
  • network-alt 0.3 and hsgnutls 0.2.1. Einar Karttunen announced the availability of new versions of these two libraries. network-alt is an alternative networking library designed to have a nicer API and better performance. hsgnutls is a TLS/SSL layer atop the GNU TLS library, supporting both client and server applications.

Calls for Participation

Top 10 articles. Kenneth Hoste posted a request for people to contribute articles about various Haskell subjects. Each article will list the 10 most famous or frequently used things about that particular subject, and will be posted through The Monad.Reader.


Time libraries. Ashley Yakeley started a lively thread about time libraries in Haskell.


Haskell Workshop Steering Committee. Johan Jeuring announced that ACM SIGPLAN has approved a Haskell Workshop Steering Committee to offer help and advice to the organizers of the workshop.

Darcs Corner

Darcs 1.0.4rc2 is out. David Roundy announced the release of Darcs 1.0.4rc2, the second and hopefully last candidate before the 1.0.4 release.

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