gi-gtk-declarative VS static-haskell-nix

Compare gi-gtk-declarative vs static-haskell-nix and see what are their differences.

static-haskell-nix

easily build most Haskell programs into fully static Linux executables (by nh2)
InfluxDB - Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale
Get real-time insights from all types of time series data with InfluxDB. Ingest, query, and analyze billions of data points in real-time with unbounded cardinality.
www.influxdata.com
featured
SaaSHub - Software Alternatives and Reviews
SaaSHub helps you find the best software and product alternatives
www.saashub.com
featured
gi-gtk-declarative static-haskell-nix
5 7
286 387
- -
2.7 7.4
6 months ago 20 days ago
Haskell Nix
Mozilla Public License 2.0 -
The number of mentions indicates the total number of mentions that we've tracked plus the number of user suggested alternatives.
Stars - the number of stars that a project has on GitHub. Growth - month over month growth in stars.
Activity is a relative number indicating how actively a project is being developed. Recent commits have higher weight than older ones.
For example, an activity of 9.0 indicates that a project is amongst the top 10% of the most actively developed projects that we are tracking.

gi-gtk-declarative

Posts with mentions or reviews of gi-gtk-declarative. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-11-25.
  • Is Haskell capable of this?
    8 projects | /r/haskell | 25 Nov 2021
    Have a look at https://reflex-frp.org/, or https://owickstrom.github.io/gi-gtk-declarative/, they are an interesting and different way of working with UI in a non imperative way.
  • [ANN] Monomer, a GUI library for Haskell
    11 projects | /r/haskell | 9 Aug 2021
    What are the main differences to and advantages over gi-gtk-declarative?
  • Apply git patch to package listed in extra-deps in stack build
    2 projects | /r/haskell | 2 Jan 2021
    Yeah, if you are interested enough to check out my PR at gi-gtk-declarative (https://github.com/owickstrom/gi-gtk-declarative/pull/90), then you will see how much I bent over backwards to avoid laying the foundations for an ormolu/fourmolu-like situation. Although, given that the project appears to be the only maintained declarative gui library in Haskell, I think the single-point-of-failure needs to be addressed.

static-haskell-nix

Posts with mentions or reviews of static-haskell-nix. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-07-03.
  • Trying to build a statically linked binary against glibc (Linux)
    3 projects | /r/haskell | 3 Jul 2022
    Using Nix: https://github.com/nh2/static-haskell-nix
  • Generating static binary + CI questions
    3 projects | /r/haskell | 14 Feb 2022
  • GHC reports "Loading static libraries is not supported"
    1 project | /r/haskell | 11 Oct 2021
    To debug this type of problem (I have to debug linker errors regularly as part of static-haskell-nix):
  • [ANN] Monomer, a GUI library for Haskell
    11 projects | /r/haskell | 9 Aug 2021
    In static-haskell-nix there is currently this PR to enable support for that: https://github.com/nh2/static-haskell-nix/pull/108
  • What's all the hype with Nix?
    9 projects | /r/haskell | 2 Jun 2021
  • Termite Is Obsoleted by Alacritty
    13 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 7 May 2021
    I think there's a misunderstanding: Most people want to use the .a file from their Linux/package distro that provides static libraries, such as Alpine Linux or nixpkgs.

    Such package distributions just use the build system default options to build static libs. For example, Alpine might use `-Ddefault_library=both`.

    > if they could keep that libgtk_static around

    Why make these special cases instead of just using the build system defaults? That's easier to maintain and more obvious.

    > I'd be interested to hear if static linking GTK even has that many benefits

    One benefit is almost-infinite backwards compatibility that the Linux and Xorg ABIs provide, being able to make GUI apps that work out of the box everywhere.

    Another is that these generated executables are very small, e.g. 12 MB for a full static GTK GUI app [1], or 6 MB when xz-compressed.

    This is much less than when using shared libraries. One reason is that dead-code elimination works much better for static linking: It links in only the functions you actually use. For dynamic linking, it's always the entire .so.

    [1] https://github.com/nh2/static-haskell-nix/releases/tag/c-sta...

  • Clodl: Turn dynamically linked ELF binaries into self-contained closures
    2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 3 May 2021
    GTK can be statically linked.

    Example executable:

    https://github.com/nh2/static-haskell-nix/releases/tag/c-sta...

    It lost this ability temporarily when switching to Meson, but I fixed it in GTK3 and GTK4. But I just checked and apparently it is broken again:

    https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gtk/-/issues/3774#note_109746...

What are some alternatives?

When comparing gi-gtk-declarative and static-haskell-nix you can also consider the following projects:

monomer - An easy to use, cross platform, GUI library for writing Haskell applications.

nanovg - Antialiased 2D vector drawing library on top of OpenGL for UI and visualizations.

haskell.nix - Alternative Haskell Infrastructure for Nixpkgs

reflex - Interactive programs without callbacks or side-effects. Functional Reactive Programming (FRP) uses composable events and time-varying values to describe interactive systems as pure functions. Just like other pure functional code, functional reactive code is easier to get right on the first try, maintain, and reuse.

Cabal - Official upstream development repository for Cabal and cabal-install

Skia - Skia is a complete 2D graphic library for drawing Text, Geometries, and Images.

nixos-config - Personal collection of NixOS config files

MetalNanoVG - The Metal port of NanoVG.

alacritty - A cross-platform, OpenGL terminal emulator.

egui - egui: an easy-to-use immediate mode GUI in Rust that runs on both web and native

haskell-kafka

InfluxDB - Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale
Get real-time insights from all types of time series data with InfluxDB. Ingest, query, and analyze billions of data points in real-time with unbounded cardinality.
www.influxdata.com
featured
SaaSHub - Software Alternatives and Reviews
SaaSHub helps you find the best software and product alternatives
www.saashub.com
featured

Did you konow that Haskell is
the 23rd most popular programming language
based on number of metions?