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Arch Haskell News: Feb 07 2009

A regular update of Haskell in Arch Linux

Arch now has 899 Haskell packages in AUR.

That’s an increase of 35 new packages in the last 13 days, or 2.4 new Haskell apps a day. Well done everyone! Here’s the 90 day moving average of releases on hackage.haskell.org

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.

happstack: a refreshingly innovative web application server

Happstack is a refreshingly innovative web application server written in Haskell. Leveraging the MACID state system, Happstack offers robust and scalable data access without the headache of managing a traditional RDBMS such as MySQL.

The first release was this week. You can now get AUR packages for it:

You can follow the emergence of Happstack in these posts,

  1. Look, HAppS may be alive again!
  2. Software Simply: Happstack: An Interview with Matthew Elde
  3. Happstack 0.1 release scheduled for Wednesday
  4. Mathew Elder joins patch-tag.com as a partner
  5. Happstack 0.1 Released (one day early!)

patch-tag.com is already running on it.

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