Category Archives: Weekly News

Weekly News

SDL bindings for Haskell

Packages for the Haskell bindings to SDL are now available in Arch.:

Simple DirectMedia Layer is a cross-platform multimedia library designed to provide low level access to audio, keyboard, mouse, joystick, 3D hardware via OpenGL, and 2D video framebuffer. It is used by MPEG playback software, emulators, and many popular games, including the award winning Linux port of “Civilization: Call To Power.”

Many parts of the library are available:

The new Haskell game library is built on top, as is the new purely functional user interface library.

hexpat, hexpat-pickle: Haskell bindings to the stream-oriented XML parser

I’ve updated the Arch package for haskell-hexpat, the Haskell bindings to libexpat. You can get the package here.

$ yaourt --aur -S haskell-hexpat

Also now available, a new package: hexpat-pickle: XML picklers based on hexpat, almost source code compatible with HXT.

This package allows Haskell data structures to be pickled to/from the Tree datatype defined in the hexpat package. It is almost source code compatible with the pickling functionality of the HXT package, to allow you to switch easily between the two implementations.

You can get haskell-hexpat-pickle for Arch here.

Haskell wiki stack in Arch

The unified Haskell network, web and wiki stack is now in AUR:

  • happs-server, the standalone web appliance kit
  • haskell-salvia, the other standalone web appliance kit for Haskell
  • filestore, the unified darcs/git file versioning API
  • orchid, the Haskell wiki library
  • gitit, the mediawiki-alike standalone wiki system using markdown

and related libs. So you should be able to run either wiki system (gitit or orchid) out of the box now. gitit makes a good case for an automatic dependency resolver, too…

The new unified filestore API project was announced earlier today.

Arch Haskell News: Jan 24 2009

A regular update of Haskell in Arch Linux

Arch now has 864 Haskell packages in AUR.

That’s an increase of 37 new packages in the last 13 days, or 2.8 new Haskell apps and libraries a day so far in January. Well done everyone!.

The current 28 day moving average of releases:

Noteworthy updates

New and updated packages

The Arch Haskell Team maintains the Haskell toolchain on Arch Linux. You can join us in #arch-haskell on freenode.org, or on the mailing list.

Arch Haskell News: Jan 11 2009

A regular update of Haskell in Arch Linux.

Welcome to the first Arch Haskell News of 2009.

Arch now has 827 Haskell packages in AUR.

That’s an increase of 93 new packages in the last 48 days, or 1.9 new Haskell apps and libraries a day over the holiday season. Well done everyone!.

Noteworthy

New and updated packages

The Arch Haskell Team maintains the Haskell toolchain on Arch Linux. You can join us in #arch-haskell on freenode.org, or on the mailing list.http://www.haskell.org/mailman/listinfo/arch-haskell

Arch Haskell News: Nov 23 2008

A weekly update of Haskell in Arch Linux.

Arch now has 734 Haskell packages in AUR.

That’s an increase of 29 new packages in the last 8 days! Double the normal package rate, and 3.6 new Haskell releases per day.

Noteworthy

New and updated packages this week

LHC: Lemmih’s Haskell Compiler

Arch now has another Haskell compiler!

LHC is a new Haskell compiler which aims to produce the most efficient programs possible via whole program analysis and other optimizations.It is a fork of JHC, to support the cabal build system, which lets us automatically package it for distros like Arch.

Arch Haskell News: Nov 15 2008

A weekly update of Haskell in Arch Linux.

Arch now has 705 Haskell packages in AUR.

That’s an increase of (again) 33 new packages in the last 14 days. Growth appears to be holding steady at just over 2 new packages a day on Hackage in the first part of November.

Noteworthy

    New and updated packages this week

    700 Haskell packages

    Arch Linux now has 700 Haskell libraries and tools natively packaged! That equates to 81% of Hackage.

    Enjoy the native lambdas!

    Arch Haskell News: Nov 02 2008

    A weekly update of Haskell in Arch Linux.

    Arch now has 672 Haskell packages in AUR.

    That’s an increase of 33 new packages in the last 14 days. Growth appears to be holding steady at just over 2 new packages a day on Hackage in October.

    Noteworthy

    New and updated packages this week

    For more information about Haskell on Arch Linux, see the wiki page, or join us online, on IRC, #arch-haskell @ freenode.