Haskell Weekly News: November 22, 2005

Submitted by jgoerzen on Tue, 11/22/2005 - 6:26am.

Greetings, and thanks for reading the 16th 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

There are several exciting releases to report this week.

  • hmp3. Donald Bruce Stewart announced hmp3, an ncurses-based music player written in Haskell.
  • Frag. Mon Hon Cheong announced Frag, a first-person shooter written in Haskell using HOpenGL. Several comments were posted offering thanks and seeking more information. Screenshots are also available.
  • Haskell Communities & Activities Report. The November 2005 editition of this report is now available.
  • Haskell Server Pages 0.4.0. The latest release of HASP is now available, featuring a new bytecode generator and less of a need for many other add-on packages.
  • Blobs diagram editor. The first release of Blobs was announced this week. It is based on earlier work that has been shown at some Haskell conferences.

Requests for Participation

Take 10 list. Kenneth Hoste posted a request for user contributions regarding a top 10 list of Haskell libraries.


Updating Haskell. It's been a busy week for these discussions. There have been threads on records (~ 200 messages) and GHC. Unfortunately your HWN editor hasn't had time to read these monster threads, so have at it!

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