How is it going with desktop apps nowadays? What happened to wxHaskell?

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  • threepenny-gui

    GUI framework that uses the web browser as a display.

    The threepenny-gui library is probably best if you just want a simple way to make GUIs. However, it doesn't really do desktop GUIs as such: it displays your GUI as a webpage running on localhost. However, it does work pretty well with Electron, which gives you a desktop application.

  • fltkhs

    Haskell bindings to FLTK GUI toolkit.

    If you want to make a simple desktop GUI, fltkhs — which binds to the FLTK library — is a good bet, as it's the easiest to install of all the Haskell desktop GUI libraries (even on Windows!). Unfortunately, the FLTK library doesn't create the prettiest GUIs in the world (e.g. see the GitHub page). If you care about such things, the author has also released the fltkhs-themes library, which provides a set of widgets with a much nicer style - see the GitHub page for a showcase.

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  • fltkhs-themes-demo

    If you want to make a simple desktop GUI, fltkhs — which binds to the FLTK library — is a good bet, as it's the easiest to install of all the Haskell desktop GUI libraries (even on Windows!). Unfortunately, the FLTK library doesn't create the prettiest GUIs in the world (e.g. see the GitHub page). If you care about such things, the author has also released the fltkhs-themes library, which provides a set of widgets with a much nicer style - see the GitHub page for a showcase.

  • wxHaskell

    wxWidgets wrapper for Haskell

    I was looking for it yesterday and think I saw your issue on source forge, but it looks like they moved their repo to GitHub https://github.com/wxHaskell/wxHaskell , it seems to be almost building except for some minor changes needed .

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