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==News from 2006==
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''2006-12-12''
 
 
<ul><li><p><em>Visual Haskell 0.2</em>. Krasimir Angelov
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14608 announced] the final version of [http://www.haskell.org/visualhaskell Visual Haskell] 0.2 is available! This is the first version that is: available for both VStudio 2003 and VStudio 2005; distributed with a stable GHC version (6.6). Additionally the plugin itself is much more stable than its first 0.0 version.</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Phooey: functional user interfaces for Haskell</em>. Conal Elliott
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14635 announced] Phooey, [http://darcs.haskell.org/packages/phooey/doc a functional UI library for Haskell]. GUIs are usually programmed in an 'unnatural' style, in that implementation dependencies are inverted, relative to logical dependencies. This reversal results directly from the imperative orientation of most GUI libraries. While outputs depend on inputs from a user and semantic point of view, the imperative approach imposes an implementation dependence of inputs on outputs. Phooey ('Phunctional ooser ynterfaces') retains the functional style, in which outputs are expressed in terms of inputs. In addition, Phooey supports dynamic input bounds, flexible layout, and mutually-referential widgets. It is [http://darcs.haskell.org/packages/phooey available via darcs].</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>HOgg 0.2.0</em>. Conrad Parker
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/17102 announced] HOgg 0.2.0. The [http://snapper.kfish.org/~conrad/software/hogg/ HOgg] package provides a commandline tool for manipulating Ogg files, and a corresponding Haskell library. This is the initial public release. The focus is on correctness of Ogg parsing and production. The capabilities of the hogg commandline tool are roughly on par with those of the [http://www.annodex.net/software/liboggz/index.html oggz* tools], although hogg does not yet provide an equivalent to oggz-validate. HOgg supports chained and multiplexed Ogg bitstreams conformant with [http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3533.txt RFC3533]. HOgg can parse headers for CMML, FLAC, OggPCM, Speex, Theora and Vorbis media codecs, and can read and write Ogg Skeleton bitstreams.</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>ftphs</em>. John Goerzen
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14610 announced] ftphs, [http://software.complete.org/ftphs an FTP client] and server library for Haskell. Its features include: easy to use operation; full support of text and binary transfers; optional lazy interaction; server can serve up a real or a virtual filesystem tree; Standards compliant. ftphs was previously a part of the MissingH library. The code in this release is unchanged from its state in MissingH, other than the changes necessary to make it a standalone package.</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>AnyDBM 1.0.0</em>. John Goerzen
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14613 announced] AnyDBM, a generic DBM-type interface. [http://software.complete.org/anydbm AnyDBM] provides a generic infrastructure for supporting storage of hash-like items with String-to-String mappings. It can be used for in-memory or on-disk storage. Two simple backend drivers are included with this package: one that is RAM-only, and one that is persistent and disk-backed. The hdbc-anydbm package provides another driver, which lets you use simple tables in any SQL database to provide a DBM-like interface. MissingPy also provides a Python driver which lets you use any Python anydbm driver under Haskell AnyDBM.</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>ConfigFile 1.0.0</em>. John Goerzen
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14612 announced] ConfigFile, a parser and writer for handling sectioned config files in Haskell. The [http://software.complete.org/configfile ConfigFile] module works with configuration files in a standard format that is easy for the user to edit, easy for the programmer to work with, yet remains powerful and flexible. It is inspired by, and compatible with, Python's ConfigParser module. It uses files that resemble Windows .INI-style files, but with numerous improvements.</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>hslogger</em>. John Goerzen
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14611 announced] hslogger, a logging framework for Haskell. [http://software.complete.org/hslogger hslogger's] features include: each log message has a priority and a source associated with it; multiple log writers can be on the system; configurable global actions based on priority and source; extensible log writers (handlers); default handlers that write to the console, file handles, or syslog; easy to use operation. hslogger is the first package to be split off from the MissingH source.</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>MissingH 0.18.0</em>. John Goerzen
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14614 announced] MissingH 0.18.0. [http://software.complete.org/missingh MissingH] is a large collection of assorted utility libraries for Haskell. Its primary audience is Haskell programmers that want to get practical things done fast. This release implements the first part of the MissingH transition. The major changes are: most code from other sources that had been merged into MissingH has been split off; stable, mostly standalone components of MissingH have been split off: hslogger, ftphs, ConfigFile, AnyDBM, and all modules renamed to more closely follow current Haskell naming practices.</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>ZMachine 0.0</em>. Samuel Bronson
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.glasgow.user/11397 announced] a (partial) Z-machine interpreter in Haskell. It uses gtk2hs for the interface, though other interfaces could be implemented without actually changing the interpreter proper. The Z-machine is a virtual machine that was developed by Joel Berez and Marc Blank in 1979 and used by Infocom for its text adventure games.</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Halp: Haskell Logic Prover</em>. Dan Mead
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/17104/ announced] the release of Halp, the simple logic prover. Right now it only supports simple first order logic but predicates are on the way. Theres also a simple gui written in Java 5 which is in the [http://taz.cs.wcupa.edu/~dmead/code/halp/ darcs repository].</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>DList 0.1</em>. Don Stewart
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14623 announced] dlist 0.1, a library for difference lists in Haskell. Difference lists are a Haskell idiom for implementing O(1) append on lists, using functions to represent the lists.</p></li></ul>
 
 
''2006-12-05''
 
 
<ul><li><p><em>Communities and Activities Report</em>. Andres Loeh
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14545 published] the [http://www.haskell.org/communities/ Haskell Communities and Activities Report] (11th edition, November 2006). The report is now available from the Haskell Communities home page in several formats. The goal of the report is to improve the communication between the increasingly diverse groups, projects and individuals working on, with, or inspired by Haskell. When we try for the next update, six months from now, you might want to report on your own work, project, research area or group as well.</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Visual Haskell prerelease 0.2</em>. Krasimir Angelov
 
[http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14527/focus=14527 announced] that there is a prerelease version of Visual Haskell [http://www.haskell.org/visualhaskell available]. This is the first version that is: available for both VStudio 2003 and VStudio 2005, and distributed with a stable GHC version (6.6)</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Haskell MIME library</em>. Jeremy Shaw
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14555 announced] the availability of a MIME processing library. This library is supposed to be able to parse emails and decode various attachments, and generate emails with attachments. [http://www.n-heptane.com/nhlab/repos/haskell-mime The library] includes modules that implement portions of: RFC 2045, RFC 2046, RFC 2387 and RFC 2822.</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Core (ghc-base) library</em>. Bulat Ziganshin
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14546 announced] progress on the Core library project, to divide the Haskell base library into two parts: small compiler-specific one (the Core library proper) and the rest: new, compiler-independent Base library that uses only services provided by Core lib.</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>hpodder 0.99.0</em>. John Goerzen
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14533/ announced] hpodder 0.99.0, the first beta candidate for making an eventual 1.0.0 release of hpodder. [http://quux.org/devel/hpodder hpodder] is a podcast downloader that happens to be written in Haskell. This version introduces two major new features: nicer apt-like output and multithreaded downloading.</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>MissingH 0.16.3</em>. John Goerzen
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14532 released] MissingH 0.16.3. Including a new module MissingH.ProgressTracker which tracks the progress of long-running tasks, and MissingH.Quantity which renders numbers according to a quantification system such as SI or binary.</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>The restricted IO monad</em>. Stefan O'Rear
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14526 introduced] RIO, an experimental library for extensible restricted IO in Haskell.</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Typed symbolic differentiation</em>. Oleg Kiselyov
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14566 showed] symbolic differentiation of a wide class of numeric functions without any interpretative overhead. The functions to symbolically differentiate can be given to us in a compiled form (in .hi files); their source code is not needed. We produce a (compiled, if needed) function that is an exact, algebraically simplified analytic derivative of the given function. Our approach is reifying code into its `dictionary view', intensional analysis of typed code expressions, and the use of staging to evaluate under lambda.</p></li></ul>
 
 
''2006-11-28''
 
 
<ul><li><p><em>QuickCheck 2 development version</em>. Bjorn Bringert
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14511 announced] that the development version of QuickCheck 2 is now available in a public darcs repository. Highlights of the new QuickCheck version include: shrinking of failing test cases; supports testing monadic code; handles exceptions gracefully; coarbitrary has moved to a separate class; type-level modifiers for changing test data generation (e.g. NonNegative); function table printing; and user-defined actions when properties fail. The source is [http://www.cs.chalmers.se/~bringert/darcs/QuickCheck/ available via darcs].</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>PQC: QuickCheck in the Age of Concurrency</em>. Don Stewart
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14503 announced] PQC: Parallel QuickCheck. [http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~dons/pqc.html PQC] provides a single module: [http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~dons/pqc/Test-QuickCheck-Parallel.html Test.QuickCheck.Parallel]. This is a QuickCheck driver that runs property lists as jobs in parallel, and will utilise as many cores as you wish, with the SMP parallel GHC 6.6 runtime. It is simple, scalable replacement for Test.QuickCheck.Batch.</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>cabal-test: automatic testing for Cabal projects</em>. David Himmelstrup
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14519 announced] cabal-test, the automatic tester for Cabal projects. The cabal-test tool is capable of testing embedded QuickCheck properties in any and all cabalized projects. The tests are currently executed in parallel with PQC. QuickCheck properties can reside anywhere in the code and don't have to be exported. The [http://darcs.haskell.org/~lemmih/cabal-test darcs repo] is available.</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Streams 0.1.7</em>. Bulat Ziganshin
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14504 announced] Streams version 0.1.7, a fast extensible [http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/Library/Streams I/O and serialization library]. Changes include: GHc 6.6 support, support for files larger than 4G on Windows, haddock documentation.</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Ranged Sets 0.0.3</em>. Paul Johnson
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14492/ announced] the 0.0.3 release of [http://ranged-sets.sourceforge.net/Ranged/ Ranged Sets]. Ranged sets allow programming with sets of values described by a list of ranges. A value is a member of the set if it lies within one of the ranges. The ranges in a set are ordered and non-overlapping, so the standard set operations can be implemented by merge algorithms in O(n) time.</p></li></ul>
 
 
''2006-11-26''
 
 
<ul> <li><p><em>How to build an adaptable interpreter in one day</em>. The slides of this paper, by Dan Popa, presented at ICMI 45, and not included in the proceedings, are [http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Image:Building_an_interpreter.pdf available now] (pdf). The paper is a step by step guide on the building of a small monadic interpreter. The [http://www.haskell.org/sitewiki/images/5/54/Building_an_interpreter.pdf papers slides] are also available.</p></ul>
 
 
 
''2006-11-22''
 
 
<ul><li><p><em>Haskell XML Toolbox 7.0</em>. Uwe Schmidt
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14487 released] a new version of the [http://www.fh-wedel.de/~si/HXmlToolbox/index.html Haskell XML Toolbox]. New in 7.0 is a module for XSLT transformation. The XSLT module implements most of the XSLT standard. The development of the XSLT module is done by Tim Walkenhost in his master thesis, describing the design of the transformer (and the limitations) is included in the distribution. HXT 7.0 works with ghc-6.4 and ghc-6.6. [http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/HXT A tutorial] is available in the Haskell wiki.</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Hac: Haskell Hackathon 2007</em>. The Hac organisers [http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14489 announced] that the inaugural Haskell Hackathon, [http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/Hac_2007 Hac 2007], will be held at Oxford University Computing Laboratory, January 10-12, 2007. The plan is to hack on Haskell infrastructure, tools, libraries and compilers. To attend please register, and get ready to hack those lambdas!</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>System.FilePath 0.11</em>. Neil Mitchell
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14485 announced] the release of [http://www-users.cs.york.ac.uk/~ndm/projects/libraries.php#filepath System.FilePath 0.11], a library for manipulating FilePath's correctly on both Posix and Windows.</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Darcs release candidate</em>. Tommy Pettersson
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.darcs.devel/5010 announced] it's time for a new darcs release candidate, 1.0.9rc2. There will probably be yet another release candidate (rc3) before final 1.0.9. Get testing!</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Safe library 0.1</em>. Neil Mitchell
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14475 announced] the release of [http://www-users.cs.york.ac.uk/~ndm/projects/libraries.php#safe Safe library, 0.1]. People often have a problem with pattern match errors, and the only helpful message they get is: 'pattern match error'. The Safe library hopes to eliminate some of the frustration this causes by providing versions of these partial functions with more helpful error messages.</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>LocH, located errors 0.1</em>. Don Stewart
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14475 announced] the release of LocH, a small Haskell module providing source location-specific error messages and debugging strings for Haskell code. It uses the compiler-expanded 'assert' token, rather than cpp or m4, to provide a lightweight approach to generating source locations. No preprocessor is required. More information is available at [http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~dons/loch.html the LocH site], including [http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~dons/loch/Debug-Trace-Location.html API documentation].</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Starting your own Haskell project</em>. Jason Dagit and Don Stewart
 
[http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/16689/focus=16689 expanded] on the document describing how best to [http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/How_to_write_a_Haskell_program set up a new Haskell project], leading to the creation of [http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cabal.devel/269 mkcabal], a new tool for setting up cabalised Haskell projects.</p></li></ul>
 
 
''2006-11-14''
 
 
<ul><li><p><em>Compiling Haskell to Javascript: YCR2JS</em>. Dimitry Golubovsky
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14471 announced] Ycr2js, a sub-project within the [http://darcs.haskell.org/yhc York Haskell Compiler] (Yhc) project. It is aimed to create a tool to convert an arbitrary Haskell program into Javascript which in turn may be executed in any Web browser. With great amount of help from the Yhc Team, the converter has been integrated into the Yhc project, and initial stage of coding and development has been completed. [http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/Yhc/Javascript More documentation].</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>System.FilePath 0.10</em>. Neil Mitchell
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14467 announced] System.FilePath 0.10, which hopefully is pretty close to final. [http://www-users.cs.york.ac.uk/~ndm/projects/libraries.php#filepath This library] manipulates FilePath's correctly on both Posix and Windows.</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Major typeclass overhaul</em>. Simon Peyton-Jones
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.glasgow.user/11192 mentioned] that for some time he has been promising an overhaul of GHC's type inference machinery to fix the interactions between type classes and GADTs. This overhaul has now been completed, and user-visible changes are summarised, including: GHC's type inference becomes complete, the restriction that every constraint in a type signature must mention at least one of the quantified type variables is lifted, dictionaries are packaged in data constructors and the proper interaction between GADTs and type classes is now respected.</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Implementing the lambda calculus</em>. Lennart Augustsson
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/16490 wrote] about implementing interpreters for the lambda-calculus in Haskell, to [http://darcs.augustsson.net/Darcs/Lambda/ experiment] with different implementation methods.</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Great language shootout: reloaded</em>. Don Stewart
 
[http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/16454/focus=16454 mentioned] that now [http://haskell.org/ghc GHC 6.6] is available on the shootout machines, the time has come to improve the existing [http://shootout.alioth.debian.org/ language shootout] entries. Improvements can be posted to the [http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Great_language_shootout wiki] for review.</p></li></ul>
 
 
''2006-11-08''
 
 
<ul><li><p><em>SmallCheck 0.2</em>. Colin Runciman
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14461 announced] that SmallCheck 0.2, a lightweight testing library for Haskell,
 
is out, and can be [http://www.cs.york.ac.uk/fp/smallcheck0.2.tar obtained].
 
Since version 0.1: there's now a choice of interactive or non-interactive test-drivers using iterative deepening; more pre-defined test-data generators, including revised Int, Integer, Float, Double, Nat and Natural and additional examples. SmallCheck is similar to QuickCheck but instead of testing for a sample of randomly generated values, SmallCheck tests properties for all the finitely many values up to some depth, progressively increasing the depth used.</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Hoogle Command Line 3 Beta</em>. Neil Mitchell
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14464 released] Hoogle Command Line version 3 Beta, an alternative to [http://haskell.org/hoogle the Hoogle website]. Hoogle lets you search for Haskell functions by name and by type signature.</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>The Monad.Reader</em>. Wouter Swierstra
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14449 issued] a call for submissions for articles for the next issue of [http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/TheMonadReader The Monad.Reader]. There are a large number of conferences and journals that accept research papers related to Haskell; unfortunately, the platform for non-academic publications is far less developed. This is where The Monad.Reader fits in. So if you are tossing around some ideas, write it up, and submit! Deadline for submissions is January 19th, 2007.</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Haskell Communities and Activities Report</em>. Andres Loeh
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14453 reminded us] that the deadline for the November 2006 edition of the Haskell Communities and Activities Report is now! -- there may still be just enough time to make sure that the report contains a section on *your* project, on the interesting stuff that you've been doing; using or affecting Haskell in some way. For more info see [http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell/2006-October/018646.html the call for contributions].</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>HsMan</em>. Frederik Eaton
 
[http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.glasgow.user/11153/focus=11153 announced] hsman, a tool that indexes Haddock-generated HTML files, and allows users to search for functions and also GHC manual topics.</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>HaL, Haskell meeting in Leipzig</em>. Johannes Waldmann
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14454 announced] that a local Haskell meeting is to take place on December 5th in Leipzig, Germany. The meeting will be hosted by IBA Consulting. It will be quite informal, with some very short talks (most probably in German). Interessenten sind herzlich eingeladen. [http://iba-cg.de/haskell.html Details and (free) registration].</p></li></ul>
 
 
''2006-10-31''
 
 
<ul><li><p><em>A type-based solution to the "strings problem"</em>. Tom
 
Moertel wrote on
 
[http://blog.moertel.com/articles/2006/10/18/a-type-based-solution-to-the-strings-problem a solution] to the problem of keeping web applications free of
 
string-based XSS and SQL-injection vulnerabilities, by employing the
 
Haskell type system.</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Associated data types in GHC</em>. Manuel Chakravarty
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14447 announced] the availability of indexed data types, an extension of our earlier proposal for [http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~chak/papers/CKPM05.html associated data types], in GHC's development version. Detailed information on where to get the right GHC and how to use indexed types is available from [http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/GHC/Indexed_types the Haskell wiki].</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Yhc Bytecode library 0.3</em>. Robert Dockins
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14434 announced] the release of the [http://www.eecs.tufts.edu/~rdocki01/yhc-bytecode.html Yhc Bytecode library], version 0.3.</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Haskell Program Coverage</em>. Andy Gill
 
[http://www.galois.com/~andy/ray/hpc.html checked] the latest version of HPC, with GHC support, into the head GHC branch</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Haskell Mersenne Twister</em>. Lennart Augustsson
 
[http://www.augustsson.net/Darcs/MT/ made available] his Haskell implementation of the Mersenne Twister random number generator.</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Haskell-specific Google Search Engine</em>. Don Stewart
 
[http://www.google.com/coop/cse?cx=015832023690232952875%3Acunmubfghzq initialised] a Haskell-specific search engine, as part of Google's coop engine system, which seems to do a good job of targeting just Haskell sites, in particular, mailing list items</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>A process for submitting library extensions</em>. The libraries hackers
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.libraries/5368 have] developed [http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/Library_submissions a document] describing how to best go about contributing new code to the core Haskell libraries. On a similar note, the GHC team has prepared [http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/WorkingConventions a page] on best practice for GHC submissions.</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>How to create a Haskell project</em>. Don Stewart and Ian Lynagh
 
[http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/16164/focus=16164 prepared] some guidelines on starting your own Haskell project.</p></li></ul>
 
 
''2006-10-24''
 
 
<ul><li><p><em>MissingH 0.16.0</em>. John Goerzen
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14400 announced] that the latest version of MissingH is now available. MissingH is a suite of 'missing' library functions. New features include: render numbers as binary units, a progress tracker, turn QuickCheck tests into HUnit tests, and GHC 6.6 support.</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>SMP parallel Pugs on GHC</em>. Audrey Tang
 
[http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14402/focus=14402 announced] that parallel support, on top of GHC's new SMP runtime system, has been added to Pugs, the standard bearer [http://pugs.blogs.com/pugs/2006/10/smp_paralleliza.html Perl6 implementation].</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>YAHT is now a part of the wikibook</em>. Eric Kow
 
[http://koweycode.blogspot.com/2006/10/yaht-badly-imported.html announced] that the famous 'Yet Another Haskell Tutorial' has been imported into [http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Haskell the Haskell wikibook]. Let the great Haskell Remix begin!</p></li></ul>
 
 
''2006-10-19''
 
 
<ul><li><p><em>GHC version 6.6</em>. The GHC Team
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14367/ announced] a new release of GHC! There have been many changes since the 6.4.2 release. For details, see [http://haskell.org/ghc/docs/6.6/html/users_guide/release-6-6.html the release notes]. Binary builds, source and packages are all found at [http://www.haskell.org/ghc/ GHC's home].</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Haddock version 0.8</em>. Simon Marlow
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14358/ announced] Haddock 0.8, including: cabalisation, Hoogle support, image inclusion. [http://www.haskell.org/haddock Read more.]</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Pugs 6.2.13 released</em>. Audrey Tang
 
[http://pugs.blogs.com/pugs/2006/10/pugs_6213_relea.html announced] that after nearly four months of development and 3400+ commits, [http://pugscode.org Pugs] 6.2.13, the leading Perl6 implementation written in Haskell, is now available.</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>STM invariants and exceptions</em>. Tim Harris
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14356/ announced] that new transactional memory features have been committed to GHC. The main change is to add support for dynamically checked data invariants of the kind described in [http://research.microsoft.com/~tharris/papers/2006-transact.pdf this paper (pdf)]. There are two operations: <code>always X :: STM Bool -> STM ()</code> and <code>alwaysSucceeds X :: STM a -> STM ()</code>. More details in [http://research.microsoft.com/~tharris/papers/2005-ppopp-composable.pdf here (pdf)].</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Cabal version 1.1.6 is now available</em>. Duncan Coutts
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.libraries/5228/ announced] that [http://haskell.org/cabal/ Cabal], the common architecture for building applications and libraries, version 1.1.6 is now available. It is included in GHC version 6.6.</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Fun in the Afternoon: Thurs 16th Nov in Oxford</em>. Jeremy Gibbons
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14373/ announced] that he, Graham Hutton and Conor McBride at Nottingham are organizing a seminar, [http://sneezy.cs.nott.ac.uk/fun/ Fun in the Afternoon], on functional programming and related topics. The idea is to have a small number of talks as an antidote to mid-term blues, three afternoons a year. The hope is that talks will be informal and fun, and that there will be plenty of scope for discussion and chat as well. Looks fun!</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>HC&A Call for Contributions</em>. Andres Loeh
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14384/ asked] for contributions towards the 11th [http://www.haskell.org/communities/ Haskell Communities & Activities Report], a bi-annual overview of the state of Haskell as well as Haskell-related projects of all flavours.</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Generic Haskell version 1.60 (Diamond)</em>. Utrecht's Generic Haskell Team
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14374/ announced] a new release of [http://www.generic-haskell.org Generic Haskell], an extension of Haskell that facilitates generic programming. Generic Haskell includes: type-indexed values and type-indexed types. The Generic Haskell compiler takes Generic Haskell source and produces Haskell code. This release adds support for Generic Views.</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Streams 0.1 available for GHC 6.6</em>. Bulat Ziganshin
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14383/ announced] that the Streams 0.1 library is now compatible GHC 6.6.</p></li></ul>
 
 
''2006-10-10''
 
 
<ul><li><p><em>hinotify 0.1</em>. Lennart Kolmodin
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14345/ announced] hinotify 0.1, a library to [http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/rml/inotify/ inotify] which has been part of the Linux kernel since 2.6.13. inotify provides file system event notification, simply add a watcher to a file or directory and get an event when it is accessed or modified. [http://haskell.org/~kolmodin/code/hinotify/docs/api/ API] and [http://haskell.org/~kolmodin/code/hinotify/ source].</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Monad Transformer Tutorial</em>. Martin Grabmueller
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/15714 published] a small tutorial on using monad transformers. In contrast to others approaches, it concentrates on using them, not on their implementation. [http://uebb.cs.tu-berlin.de/~magr/pub/Transformers.en.html PDF and Literate Haskell source available].</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Speaking Haskell in Spanish</em>. Luis Araujo
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/15713/ announced] [http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/Haskell.es a project] to make Haskell documentation more available to Spanish speakers. The idea is to [http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Haskell.es collect information in Spanish] about Haskell, including news and tutorials, and to translate [http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/Special:Popularpages Haskell wiki pages].</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Haskell Packages 6.6</em>. Isaac Jones
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cabal.devel/175 announced] that the Cabal package tools for Haskell are in a good state, with almost 30 packages already in [http://hackage.haskell.org/packages/ the database]. Time to start testing packages, starting with the cabal release candidate that'll go into GHC 6.6, to make sure they work nicely together!</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Cabal-1.1.6 release candidate</em>. Duncan Coutts
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.libraries/5213/ released] a tarball for the next 1.16 Cabal release candidate. Let's get this tested before GHC 6.6 arrives!</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Darcs 1.0.9 release candidate</em>. Tommy Pettersson
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.darcs.user/10332 announced] the first release candidate for next stable [http://darcs.net darcs], 1.0.9rc1. This will mainly be a bug fix version to get things right that got wrong or didn't get right in 1.0.7 and 1.0.8, but there are some new features and optimizations too.</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Haskell and Vim</em>. Marc Weber
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/15707 wrote] some Vim scripts to ease various Haskell coding tasks in Vim.</p></li></ul>
 
 
''2006-10-03''
 
 
<ul><li><p><em>Proceedings Haskell Workshop 1995</em>. Henrik Nilsson
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14312/ announced] that in celebration of the 10th [http://haskell.org/haskell-workshop Haskell Workshop] that took place recently, the proceedings of the very first Haskell workshop, in La Jolla 1995, have now been made available on [http://haskell.org/haskell-workshop/1995 the Haskell Workshop home page]. Thanks to Paul Hudak for help locating the proceedings and arranging for them to be scanned into PDF.</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Common library for generic programming</em>. Johan Jeuring and Andres Loeh
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14304/ announced] an initiative to design a common library for generic programming, which should work together with most of the Haskell compilers, and for which they hope to guarantee support for generics in Haskell into the future. If you want to get involved (or just want to see the discussion), you can subscribe to [http://www.haskell.org/mailman/listinfo/generics the generics mailing list]. Check the [http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/Research_papers/Generics Haskell research wiki] for some background on generics.</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>GHC 6.6 Second Release Candidate</em>. Ian Lynagh
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.glasgow.user/10823 announced] that the Second Release Candidate phase for GHC 6.6 is underway. Get testing!</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Lazy functional language for the JVM</em>. Luke Evans
 
[http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14296/ announced]
 
that the research group at Business Objects has developed a lazily evaluated, strongly-typed language called CAL, with many similarities to Haskell, targeting the JVM, to facilitate representing certain kinds of business logic as reusable, composable pieces.</p></li></ul>
 
 
''2006-09-27''
 
 
<ul><li><p><em>ICFP Contest Results</em>. CMU's Principles of Programming Group
 
[http://icfpcontest.org announced] the results of this year's [http://icfp06.cs.uchicago.edu/ ICFP] programming contest. Congratulations to the winning team from Google, 'Team Smartass', (Christopher Hendrie, Derek Kisman, Ambrose Feinstein and Daniel Wright), who used Haskell along with C++, Bash and Python. Haskell has now been used by the winning team three years running! An honourable mention to team Lazy Bottoms, another Haskell team, who managed to crack several of the puzzles first. Five teams from the [http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/IRC_channel #haskell IRC channel] were [http://icfpcontest.org/scoreboard.shtml placed] in the top 50. A video stream of the results announcement is [http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6419094369756184531 available], shot and cut by Malcolm Wallace. Many thanks to the [http://www.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs/Web/Groups/pop/pop.html CMU team] for organising such a great contest!</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>New release of Hugs</em>. Ross Paterson
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.hugs.user/493/ announced] a new minor release of Hugs, fixing a few bugs with the May 2006 release, and with libraries roughly matching the forthcoming GHC 6.6 release. It is available from [http://www.haskell.org/hugs/ the Hugs page].</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>HAppS version 0.8.2</em>. Einar Karttunen
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14292/ announced] the release of the Haskell Application Server version 0.8.2. HAppS is a Haskell web application server for building industrial strength internet applications safely, quickly, and easily. With HAppS you focus entirely on application functionality implemented in your favourite language and you don't have to worry about making sure all sorts of server subsystems are functioning properly. [http://happs.org/ More info].</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Codec.Compression.GZip and .BZip</em>. Duncan Coutts
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14265/ released] two new packages: zlib and bzlib, which provide functions for compression and decompression in the gzip and bzip2 formats, directly on [http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~dons/fps.html ByteStrings]. Both provide pure functions on streams of data represented by lazy ByteStrings. This makes it easy to use either in memory or with disk or network IO. There is API documentation is available [http://haskell.org/~duncan/zlib/docs here] and [http://haskell.org/~duncan/bzlib/docs here].</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>System Fc branch merged into GHC</em>. Manuel Chakravarty
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cvs.all/28297/ merged] the [http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~chak/papers/SCP06.html System Fc] branch of GHC into GHC head. This is a significant development, adding extensions to GHC to support an [http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/IntermediateTypes FC-based intermediate language], a new implementation of GADTs, along with indexed data types and indexed newtypes (generalised [http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~chak/papers/CKPM05.html associated data types]). [http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/TypeFunctions More details] about the implementation.</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Job writing security software in Haskell</em>. Andrew Pimlott
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/15439/ announced] that Planning Systems, Inc. has a job opportunity for Haskell programmers, writing a high-assurance authorization system. [http://www.plansys.com/careers/job_details.cfm?JobID=28 Job description].</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Dr Haskell 0.1</em>. Neil Mitchell
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14285/ released] Dr Haskell, a tool to help suggest improvements to your Haskell code. Dr Haskell will analyse your code, and suggest shorter alternatives for rewriting. [http://www-users.cs.york.ac.uk/~ndm/projects/drhaskell.php More details].</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>BitSyntax for Haskell</em>. Adam Langley
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14287/ released] a [http://www.imperialviolet.org/binary/bitsyntax/ bit syntax library] for Haskell, based on Erlang's [http://www.erlang.org/doc/doc-5.4.12/doc/programming_examples/bit_syntax.html bit syntax] (great for building and breaking up binary structures). Nice!</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>File fuzzing</em>. Tim Newsham
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/15386/ made available] FileH, a Haskell tool for generating test data via random file mutation. [http://www.isecpartners.com/file_fuzzers.html More details].</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>A DSL for state machines</em>. Stephane Bortzmeyer
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/15116/ announced] a Haskell implementation of a proposal to the IETF to standardize [http://www.cosmogol.fr/ a language] used for finite state machines (which are common in IETF standards). The reference implementation is [http://www.cosmogol.fr/shadok.html available].</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>A language tag parser</em>. Stephane Bortzmeyer
 
announced [http://www.bortzmeyer.org/gabuzomeu-parsing-language-tags.html GaBuZoMeu], a set of programs to parse and check [http://www.iana.org/assignments/language-subtag-registry language tags] (see RFC 4646 produced by the IETF Working Group LTRU - Language Tag Registry Update).</p></li></ul>
 
 
''2006-09-18''
 
 
<ul>
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>
 
Haskell98 Termination Analyser
 
</em>. Stephan Swidersk
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14193 announced] the integration of an automatic Haskell98 termination analyzer in the termination tool AProVE. The tool accepts full Haskell as specified in the Haskell 98 Report and is available through our web interface. [http://aprove.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/ More]
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>
 
Free theorems
 
</em>. Janis Voigtlaender
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14160 announced] that Sascha Boehme has done a project to implement the Reynolds/Wadler algorithm generating theorems from polymorphic types, plus simplifications and postprocessings for such free theorems. [http://haskell.as9x.info/ More info]
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>
 
Haddock/GHC SoC
 
</em>. David Waern
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14149 announced] a short status report of the "Port Haddock to use GHC" Summer of Code project. The GHC modifications, are finished and will be included in the GHC head repository soon.
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>
 
AutoForms release 0.2
 
</em>. Mads Lindstrøm
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14148 released] AutoForms 0.2, a library to ease the creation of GUIs. It does this by using generic programming (SYB) to construct GUI components. [http://autoforms.sourceforge.net/ More info]
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>
 
HSPClientside 0.2
 
</em>. Joel Björnson
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14133 announced] a new version of HSPClientside (0.2) ,developed as a GSoC project during this summer. HSPClientside is a Haskell Server Pages library for generating JavaScript code. [http://darcs.haskell.org/SoC/hsp.clientside/ More info]
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>
 
SOE implementation based on Gtk2Hs
 
</em>. Duncan Coutts
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14132 Due to popular demand] the new SOE implementation based on Gtk2Hs is [now available]. The rendering quality is better than the original HGL version. [http://haskell.org/~duncan/gtk2hs/SOE-cairo.png Here's a side-by-side comparison]
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>
 
The experimental GHCi debugger
 
</em>. Pepe
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14131 announced] the results of his SoC project, the experimental Haskell debugger. [http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/GHC/GHCiDebugger More details]
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>
 
SmallCheck
 
</em>. Colin Runciman
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14129 released] a prototype tool that is similar in spirit, and in some of its workings, to QuickCheck. SmallCheck is, though, based on exhaustive testing in a bounded space of test values. [http://www.cs.york.ac.uk/fp/smallcheck0.0.tar More info]
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>
 
Frisby: composable, linear time parser for arbitrary PEG grammers
 
</em>. John Meacham
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14128 released] Frisby, an implementation of the 'packrat' parsing algorithm, which parse PEG grammars and have a number of very useful qualities, they are a generalization of regexes in a sense that can parse everything in LL(k), LR(k), and more, including things that require unlimited lookahead, all in guaranteed linear time. [http://repetae.net/computer/frisby/ More information]
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>
 
HaskellNet
 
</em>. Jun Mukai
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14126 published] a status report on the state of his SoC project, HaskellNet
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>
 
GHC's new support engineer
 
</em>. Simon Marlow
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14125 announced] that GHC now has a full-time support engineer, Ian Lynagh (aka Igloo on IRC). He'll be helping with all aspects of GHC, especially release management, bug diagnosis and tracking, documentation, packaging, and supporting other GHC hackers. Welcome Ian!
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
</ul>
 
 
''2006-08-14''
 
 
<ul>
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>
 
The Haskell Workshop
 
</em>. Andres Loeh
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14104 announced]
 
the preliminary schedule of the Haskell Workshop 2006, part of the 2006 International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP)
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>
 
dbus haskell bindings
 
</em>. Evan Martin
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/13771 announced] preliminary D-Bus Haskell bindings. D-Bus is a message bus system, a simple way for applications to talk to one another. [http://neugierig.org/software/hdbus/ More]
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>
 
The GHC typechecker is Turing-complete
 
</em>. Robert Dockins
 
was able to [http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14088 show] how that the GHC typechecker with multi-parameter typeclasses, functional dependencies, and undecidable instances is Turing-complete.
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>
 
Haskell Program Coverage
 
</em>. Colin Runciman
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14087 announced] the first release of hpc, a new tool for Haskell developers. Hpc records and displays Haskell program coverage. It provides coverage information of two kinds: source coverage and boolean-control coverage. [http://www.galois.com/~andy/hpc-intro.html More here]
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>
 
Smash your boiler-plate without class and Typeable
 
</em>. Oleg Kiselyov
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14086 described] a new generic programming technique, expressive enough to traverse a term and return another term of a different type, determined by the original term's type/structure. [http://okmij.org/ftp/Haskell/syb4.hs More details]
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>
 
Paper: Software Extension and Integration with Type Classes
 
</em>. Ralf Laemmel and Klaus Ostermann
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14040 invite] comments towards the final version of their paper [http://homepages.cwi.nl/~ralf/gpce06/ Software Extension and Integration with Type Classes]
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>
 
HSP.Clientside 0.01
 
</em>. Joel Björnson
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14023 announced] a release of his Summer of Code project HSP.Clientside 0.01. Present features include an embedding of (typed) JavaScript language in Haskell, a small combinator library for generating JavaScript code, and high-level interface to Ajax functionality.
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>
 
Monadic probabilistic functional programing
 
</em>. Stefan Karrmann
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14012 announced] that he had extended Martin Erwig's PFP library to support abstract monads, cabal and darcs
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>
 
hdbc-odbc 1.0.0.1
 
</em>. John Goerzen
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13998 released] DBC-odbc, the ODBC backend driver for HDBC, version 1.0.0.1.
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>
 
Few Digits 0.5.0
 
</em>. Russell O'Connor
 
This year, Few Digits competed in the [http://rnc7.loria.fr/competition.html More Digits contest]. To celebrate, version 0.5.0 of Few Digits is available. Few Digits 0.5.0 is now ten times faster and three times more complicated. Few Digits has been Cabalized for your convenience. [http://r6.ca/FewDigits/ More info]
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>
 
System.FilePath 0.9
 
</em>. Neil Mitchell
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13985 announced] System.FilePath 0.9
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>
 
The History of Haskell
 
</em>. Phil Wadler, John Hughes, Paul Hudak and Simon Peyton Jones
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13983 have been writing] a paper, The History of Haskell, for the History Of Programming Languages conference (HOPL'07), and they invite feedback. Wiki page [http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/History_of_Haskell here].
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>
 
AngloHaskell
 
</em>. Lemmih
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13979 mentioned] that AngloHaskell will be held at Cambridge in August. The agenda includes beer, unicycles, hacking and other fun. [http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/AngloHaskell More info]
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>
 
Haskell XML Toolbox Version 6.0, 6.1
 
</em>. Uwe Schmidt
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13924 announced] [http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13949 two] new versions of the Haskell XML Toolbox. New features include ghc 6.4.2 support, better XPath integration, separate documentation for filter API and an arrow API
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>
 
Down the rabbit hole
 
</em>. Bulat Ziganshin
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13914 announced] the availability of a new tutorial directed toward comprehensive explanation of the IO monad, and it's use in complex programs
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>
 
ldap-haskell, arch2darcs and darcs-buildpackage
 
</em>. John Goerzen
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13912 posted] new versions of these packages
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>
 
Internships on GHC and Haskell at MSR Cambridge
 
</em>. Simon Peyton-Jones
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.glasgow.user/10219 announced] that MSR Cambridge is taking interns year-round, not just in the summer months. GHC HQ are keen to attract motivated and well-qualified folk to work on improving or developing GHC. [http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/Internships More details]
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>
 
FGL
 
</em>. Martin Erwig
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.libraries/4948 announced] a new release of his well known Functional Graph Library (FGL).
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>
 
Takusen
 
</em>. Alistair Bayley and Oleg Kiselyov
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.libraries/4887 released] a new version of Takusen, a library for accessing DBMSs. The most significant code change is a new internal design, giving better separation of concerns like statement preparation, binding, and result-set processing. Takusen is now held in darcs, and [http://darcs.haskell.org/takusen hosted] at haskell.org
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>
 
Text.Regex.Lazy 0.44, 0.56, 0.66 and 0.70
 
</em>. Chris Kuklewicz
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.libraries/4977 announced] [http://sourceforge.net/projects/lazy-regex Text.Regex.Lazy] 0.44-0.70, with many enhancements. Multiple backends are supported, in addition to the "full lazy" and the DFA backends. Text.Regex.Lazy is a replacement and enhancement for Text.Regex. More details [http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.libraries/5028 here]
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>
 
Streams 0.2.1 beta
 
</em>. Bulat Ziganshin
 
[http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.libraries/4865/focus=4865 released] Streams 0.2.1 beta, featuring various bug fixes and improvements to the streams library
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
</ul>
 
 
''2006-07-24''
 
 
* [[ICFP Programming Contest#Ninth annual ICFP Programming Contest (2006)|Ninth annual ICFP Programming Contest (2006)]] is over. Results will be announced in September.
 
 
''2006-07-03''
 
 
<ul>
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>
 
HDBC 1.0
 
</em>. John Goerzen
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13879 released] the latest HDBC. HDBC is a database tool, modeled loosely on Perl's DBI interface, though it has also been influenced by Python's DB-API v2, JDBC in Java, and HSQL in Haskell. You can find the code [http://quux.org/devel/hdbc here].
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>
 
hpodder
 
</em>. John Goerzen
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13880 announced] the first release of hpodder. hpodder is a podcast downloader (podcatcher) written in pure Haskell. It exists because John was unsatisfied with the other podcatchers for Linux. Full details [http://quux.org/devel/hpodder here].
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>
 
hmp3 1.1
 
</em>. Don Stewart
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13864 announced] a new release of hmp3, the curses-based mp3 player written in Haskell. Release 1.1 is a maintenance release, fixing support for GHC 6.4.2
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>
 
HSP.Clientside 0.001
 
</em>. Joel Bjornson
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13851 announced] a prerelease version of Hsp.Clientside. This is Joel's [http://code.google.com/soc/haskell/about.html Summer of Code] project aiming to add support for client-side script generation in Haskell Server Pages. The basic building blocks for embedding Javascript has been implemented. As the project proceeds a suitable programming model based on these components will be added. Hopefully this will also include some kind of higher level Ajax support. For more information see [http://www.dtek.chalmers.se/~bjornson/soc here].
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>
 
QDBM and Hyper Estraier bindings
 
</em>. Jun Mukai
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.libraries/4821 released] a library of bindings to Quick DBM, a database module similar to GDBM, Berkeley-DB, optimized for performance and a simple API. Additionally, Jun's code includes support for Hyper Estraier, a full-text search system using QDBM, with the ability to search documents according to keywords.
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>
 
Streams 0.2
 
</em>. Bulat Ziganshin
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.libraries/4820 announced] the beta release of his Streams 0.2 library, providing fast string and binary IO, now with Data.ByteString support.
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>
 
HNOP 0.1
 
</em>. Ashley Yakeley
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13881 released] the first version of HNOP 0.1. HNOP does nothing. This version should be considered "beta" quality.
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>
 
HList updates
 
</em>. Oleg Kiselyov
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13905 announced] that HList, the library for strongly typed heterogeneous lists, records, type-indexed products (TIP) and co-products is now accessible via darcs, [http://darcs.haskell.org/HList/ here]. Additionally, Oleg pointed to some new features for HList, including a new representation for open records. Finally, he [http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13906 published] a note on how HList supports, natively, polymorphic variants: extensible recursive open sum datatypes, quite similar to Polymorphic variants of OCaml. HList thus solves the `expression problem' -- the ability to add new variants to a datatype without changing the existing code.
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>
 
Haskell IO Inside
 
</em>. Bulat Ziganshin
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/13409 wrote] a new introductory tutorial to IO in Haskell, [http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/IO_inside Down the Rabbit's Hole].
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>
 
Bytecode API 0.2
 
</em>. Robert Dockins
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.yhc/146 published] the Yhc Bytecode API version 0.2. More details [http://www.eecs.tufts.edu/~rdocki01/yhc-bytecode.html here].
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>
 
Translating Haskell into English
 
</em>. Shannon Behrens
 
[http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/9096 published] a new Haskell tutorial, hoping to give readers a glimpse of the Zen of Haskell, without requiring that they already be Haskell converts.
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
</ul>
 
 
''2006-06-25''
 
 
<ul>
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>
 
The GHC Hackathon
 
</em>. Simon Peyton-Jones
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13838 announced] that GHC HQ are going to run a hackathon, in Portland, just before ICFP this September (14-15th). It'll be held at Galois's offices, in Beaverton. Thanks go to [http://galois.com Galois] for hosting the meeting. [http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/Hackathon Here] are the details. If you are interested in finding out a bit about how GHC works inside, then you should find the hackathon fun. It will be informal and interactive. If you think you might come, please take a look at the above page, and register.
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>
 
Bytecode API library
 
</em>. Robert Dockins
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.yhc/134 announced] a release of an alpha version of a library for reading and writing the YHC bytecode file format. It reads and writes the entire bytecode set, version 1.9 (the one used by recent YHC builds). [http://www.eecs.tufts.edu/~rdocki01/yhc-bytecode.html Check it out].
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
</ul>
 
 
''2006-06-16''
 
 
<ul>
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>Google Summer of Code</em>. The Haskell.org team
 
[http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell/2006-May/017999.html announced]
 
that nine Haskell projects have been selected to receive funding to the
 
value of $45k under Google's 2006
 
[http://code.google.com/soc Summer of Code]
 
program. A wide range of projects will be worked on, contributing to
 
the community important tools and libraries. The students have until
 
August 21 to complete their projects, and receive their grants. Details
 
of the accepted projects can be found
 
[http://code.google.com/soc/haskell/about.html here]
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>Haskell Communities & Activities Report</em>. Andres Loeh
 
[http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell/2006-June/018071.html published]
 
the 10th edition of the Haskell Communities and Activities
 
Report (HCAR). If you haven't encountered the Haskell Communities and
 
Activities Reports before, you may like to know that the first of these reports
 
was published in November 2001. Their goal is to improve the communication
 
between the increasingly diverse groups, projects and individuals working on,
 
with, or inspired by Haskell.
 
</p>
 
 
<p>
 
Read the 10th edition [http://www.haskell.org/communities/ here].
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>Would you like a job working on GHC?</em>. Simon Peyton-Jones
 
[http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell/2006-June/018068.html announced]
 
that GHC HQ is looking for support engineer. The Glasgow Haskell
 
Compiler (GHC) is now being used by so many people, on so many
 
platforms, that GHC HQ has been struggling to keep up. In
 
particular, the candidate should be someone who is enthusiastic
 
about Haskell, and fired up about the prospect of becoming a GHC
 
expert.
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>Shellac and Lambda Shell 0.3</em>. Robert Dockins
 
[http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell/2006-May/018041.html announced]
 
the simultaneous release of Shellac 0.3 and Lambda Shell 0.3.
 
Shellac is a library for creating read-eval-print style shells. It makes
 
binding to feature-rich shell packages (ie, readline) easier. Lambda shell
 
is full-featured shell environment for evaluating terms of the pure untyped
 
lambda calculus and a showcase/tutorial for Shellac's features.
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>darcs-graph</em>. Don Stewart released
 
[http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~dons/darcs-graph.html darcs-graph],
 
a tool for generating graphs of commit activity for darcs repositories.
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>VersionTool 1.0</em>. Manuel Chakravarty
 
[http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell/2006-June/018063.html announced]
 
version 1.0 of
 
[http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~chak/haskell/VersionTool/ VersionTool],
 
a small utility that:
 
<ul>
 
<li>extracts version information from Cabal files,
 
<li>maintains version tags in darcs,
 
<li>computes patch levels by querying darcs,
 
<li>extracts the current context from darcs, and
 
<li>adds all this information to a source file
 
</ul>
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>Streams 0.1e</em>. Bulat Ziganshin
 
[http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell/2006-June/018063.html released]
 
Streams library version 0.1e. Now cabalised and BSD-ified.
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>Hitchhikers guide to Haskell - chapter 5</em>. Dmitry Astapov
 
[http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell-cafe/2006-June/015966.html announced]
 
that chapter 5 of his online tutorial, the
 
Hitchhikers guide to Haskell, is available. Changes include: It's
 
bigger. It's better. It now comes with source code included. </p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>Haskell Shell (HSH) 0.1.0</em>. John Goerzen
 
[http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell/2006-June/018059.html released]
 
version 0.1.0 of HSH, the Haskell shell. Things are still very
 
preliminary in many ways, but this version already lets you:
 
<ul>
 
<li> Run commands
 
<li> Pipe things between commands
 
<li> Pipe command input/output into and out of pure Haskell functions
 
<li> Pure Haskell functions are as much a first-class citizen as is grep or cat
 
</ul>
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>Edison 1.2</em>. Robert Dockins
 
[http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell/2006-June/018050.html released]
 
the final, stable release of Edison 1.2. Edison is a
 
library of efficient, purely-functional data structures for
 
Haskell.
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>Arrays & References Library 0.1</em>. Bulat Ziganshin
 
[http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell/2006-June/018044.html announced]
 
version 0.1of his arrays and references library. Featuring:
 
<ul>
 
<li>Unboxed references in IO and ST
 
<li>Monad-independent interfaces to boxed and unboxed references
 
<li>Syntax sugar to make using of mutable objects easier (=:, +=, -=,..)
 
</ul>and more.
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>Kamiariduki</em> Shelarcy
 
[http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell/2006-June/018043.html released]
 
Kamiariduki - a system to judge your derivative work's purpose
 
and license is valid with Ceative Commons License Works.
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>lambdabot 4.0</em>. Don Stewart
 
[http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell/2006-June/018077.html announced]
 
the release of version 4.0 of the venerable Haskell IRC bot, lambdabot.
 
lambdabot is a stable, feature rich IRC bot based on a plugin
 
framework. lambdabot 4.0 comes with a suite of more than 50 plugins,
 
and many new features.
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
</ul>
 
 
''2006-05-22''
 
 
<ul>
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>Hugs 2006</em>. Ross Paterson
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13688 announced]
 
a new major release of Hugs, including an installer for Windows and a
 
new WinHugs interface. It is available from
 
[http://www.haskell.org/hugs/ the Hugs page].
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>Linspire Chooses Haskell for Core OS Development</em>.
 
Clifford Beshers
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/12662 announced]
 
that the OS team at Linspire, Inc. is standardizing on Haskell as their
 
preferred language for core OS development.
 
Much of the infrastructure is being written in Haskell, including
 
the Debian package builder (aka autobuilder). Other tools such as ISO
 
builders, package dependency checkers are in progress. The goal is to
 
make a tight, simple set of tools that will let developers contribute
 
to Freespire, based on Debian tools whenever possible.
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>lambdaFeed</em>. Manuel Chakravarty
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13649 released]
 
lambdaFeed -- lambdas for all! lambdaFeed is an RSS 2.0 feed
 
generator. It reads news items - in a non-XML, human-friendly
 
format - distributed over multiple channels and renders them
 
into the RSS 2.0 XML format understood by most news aggregators
 
as well as into HTML for inclusion into web pages.
 
Source is available in darcs.
 
[http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~chak/haskell/lambdaFeed/ Check it out].
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>Milfoh, an image to texture loading library</em>. Maurizio Monge
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13653 announced]
 
he has put together a very small library, using SDL_image (and a
 
bare minimun of SDL), to load image files as opengl textures.
 
More information [http://linuz.sns.it/~monge/wiki/index.php/Milfoh here.]
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>Haskell Charting Library</em>. Tim Docker
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13678 released]
 
his Haskell 2D charting library. It's still at quite an early stage, but already it has:
 
<ul>
 
<li>Line charts, points charts, fills, and combinations.
 
<li>Automatic layout sizing and adjustment.
 
<li>Auto scaling of axis ranges
 
<li>Extensible to support new plot types
 
<li>Uses the cairo graphics library for output
 
</ul> and more. [http://dockerz.net/software/chart.html Further information and a darcs repo.]
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>Edison 1.2RC4</em>. Robert Dockins
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.libraries/4718 announced]
 
the 4th release candidate for Edison 1.2. Edison is a library of
 
efficient data structures for Haskell.
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p><em>Collections pre-release</em>. Jean-Philippe Bernardy
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.libraries/4719 announced]
 
an alpha release of the new collections package he (and others) have
 
been working on. It's still far from perfect, but I hope it's already a
 
good choice for many use cases of collection data structures.
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p><em>Haskell Graph Automorphism Library</em>. In a busy week,
 
Jean-Philippe also
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.libraries/4739 released]
 
HGAL 1.2 (Haskell Graph Automorphism Library), a Haskell implementation
 
of Brendan McKay's algorithm for graph canonic labeling and
 
automorphism group. (aka Nauty). Improvements over the previous release
 
include a faster algorithm implementation and the library is now cabalised.
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>Darcs 1.0.7</em>. Tommy Pettersson
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.darcs.user/9896 announced]
 
the release of darcs 1.0.7, containing a few bug fixes, and some new features.
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
</ul>
 
 
''2006-05-08''
 
 
<ul>
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>hmake</em>. Malcolm Wallace
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13634 released]
 
version 3.11 of
 
[http://haskell.org/hmake hmake],
 
the compiler-independent project-building tool for Haskell
 
programs. It automates recompilation analysis, based on import
 
declarations in your files, to rebuild only those modules that
 
are impacted by a change. It is rather like ghc's --make mode,
 
but faster, less memory intensive, and it works with any
 
compiler (e.g. hbc, nhc98).
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>cpphs</em>. In a busy week, Malcolm also
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13638 released]
 
version 1.2 of
 
[http://haskell.org/cpphs cpphs], the in-Haskell
 
implementation of the C pre-processor. The major change in this
 
release is that the source files have been re-arranged into a
 
cabal-ised hierarchical library namespace, so you can use cpp
 
functionality from within your own code, in addition to the
 
stand-alone utility.
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p><em>Cabal 1.1</em>. Duncan Coutts (as the new Cabal release manager)
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13625 announced]
 
that Cabal-1.1.4, the version shipped with GHC 6.4.2 is now
 
available to download as
 
[http://haskell.org/cabal/download.html a separate tarball].
 
There is also a
 
[http://haskell.org/mailman/listinfo/cabal-devel new mailing list]
 
for Cabal development discussion including patch review. This is
 
also where patches sent via "darcs send" will end up.
 
The Cabal team would also like to take the opportunity to invite
 
people to get involved in Cabal development, either new features
 
or squashing annoying bugs.
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>DownNova-0.1</em>. Lemmih
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13640 released]
 
downNova, a program designed for automating the process of
 
downloading TV series from mininova.org. Written in Haskell, it
 
will scan your downloaded files to find out what your interests
 
are and download missing/new episodes to your collection.
 
Advanced classification techniques are used to interpret the
 
file names and 'downNova' will correctly extract series name,
 
season number, episode number and episode title in nigh all
 
cases.
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>Student SoC Application Deadline</em> is rapidly approaching. Paolo
 
Martini encouraged students to apply to google, using the
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/12563 student application]
 
form, and [http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/summer-of-code/ Haskell.org]
 
is looking forward to the several dozen applications we hope to receive.
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
</ul>
 
 
''2006-05-01''
 
 
<ul>
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>GHC 6.4.2</em>. Simon Marlow
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13576 announced]
 
the release of the Glasgow Haskell Compiler, version 6.4.2.
 
GHC is a state-of-the-art programming suite for Haskell. Included
 
is an optimising compiler generating good code for a variety of
 
platforms, together with an interactive system for convenient, quick
 
development. The distribution includes space and time profiling
 
facilities, a large collection of libraries, and support for various
 
language extensions, including concurrency, exceptions, and foreign
 
language interfaces (C, whatever). GHC is distributed under a
 
BSD-style open source license. For more information, see:
 
<ul>
 
<li>[http://www.haskell.org/ghc/ GHC home]
 
<li>[http://haskell.org/ghc/docs/6.4.2/html/users_guide/release-6-4-2.html Release notes]
 
<li>[http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/ GHC developers' home]
 
</ul>
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>Communities and Activities Report</em>. Andres Loeh
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13578 released]
 
the call for contributions to the 10th (!) Haskell Communities and
 
Activities Report. If you are working on any project that is in some
 
way related to Haskell, write a short entry and submit it to Andres.
 
</p>
 
<p>
 
The Haskell Communities and Activities Report is a bi-annual
 
overview of the state of Haskell as well as Haskell-related projects
 
over the last, and possibly the upcoming 6 months. If you have only
 
recently been exposed to Haskell, it might be a good idea to browse the
 
[http://haskell.org/communities/11-2005/html/report.html November 2005 edition]
 
-- you will find interesting topics described as well as several
 
starting points and links that may provide answers to many questions.
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>Haskell' Status Report</em>. Isaac Jones
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13603 released]
 
a [http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/haskell-prime Haskell'] status report.
 
Currently the committee is focused on two issues, standardising
 
[http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/haskell-prime/wiki/Concurrency concurrency]
 
and extensions to
 
[http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/haskell-prime/wiki/ClassSystem the class system].
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>Google Summer of Code</em>. Paolo Martini
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/12496 announced]
 
that Haskell.org would have a presence as an official mentoring
 
organisation for this year's Google Summer of Code. Several members
 
of the Haskell community have volunteered as mentors, and a large
 
number of proposals have been listed. If you're interested in
 
mentoring, suggesting projects, or applying as a student to spend
 
your summer writing Haskell code, check it out!
 
<ul>
 
<li>[http://code.google.com/soc/ The official SoC site]
 
<li>[http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/summer-of-code/ The Haskell.org SoC page]
 
</ul>
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
</ul>
 
 
''2006-05-01''
 
<ul>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>2006 GHC Hackathon</em>. Simon Marlow
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13618 writes]
 
that the GHC team is considering the possibility of organising a GHC
 
Hackathon around ICFP this year. Tentative details are on
 
[http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/Hackathon the wiki page].
 
</p> </li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>Data.ByteString</em>. Don Stewart
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13577 announced]
 
new versions of
 
[http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~dons/fps.html FPS/Data.ByteString],
 
the fast, packed strings library for Haskell.
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>Debian from Scratch</em>. John Goerzen
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13585 announced]
 
Debian From Scratch (DFS), a single, full rescue linux CD capable of
 
working with all major filesystems, LVM, software RAID, and even
 
compiling a new kernel. The tool that generates the ISO images
 
(dfsbuild) is written in Haskell. The generated ISO images also
 
contain full, working GHC and Hugs environments.
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>Hazakura - search-based MUA</em>. Jun Mukai
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13620 announced]
 
the first release of hazakura, a search-based mail client, written
 
in Haskell.
 
<ul>
 
<li>[http://www.city5.org/hazakura/ Web]
 
<li>[http://www.city5.org/haskellprog/hazakura/ Source]
 
<li>[http://www.city5.org/haskellprog/hazakura/ Darcs]
 
</ul>
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>(HS)XML queries</em>. Oleg Kiselyov
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13589 published]
 
a note demonstrating
 
[http://www.cwi.nl/~ralf/syb3/ Scrap your boilerplate 3]
 
style generic term processing for transformations and selections
 
from (HS)XML-like documents.
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
</ul>
 
 
''2006-04-17''
 
<ul>
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>Halfs, a Haskell filesystem</em>. Isaac Jones
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13550 announced]
 
the first release of Halfs, a filesystem written
 
in Haskell. Halfs can be mounted and used like any other Linux filesystem,
 
or used as a library. Halfs is a fork (and a port) of the filesystem
 
developed by Galois Connections. In addition, Halfs comes with a virtual
 
machine to make using it extremely easy. You don't need an extra partition
 
or a thumb drive, or even Linux (Windows and Mac OS can emulate the virtual
 
machine). See more at
 
[http://www.haskell.org/halfs/ the Halfs site].
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>DrIFT-2.2.0</em>. John Meacham
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13541 released]
 
DrIFT-2.2.0, the type sensitive preprocessor for Haskell. It
 
extracts type declarations and directives from modules. The
 
directives cause rules to be fired on the parsed type declarations,
 
generating new code which is then appended to the bottom of the
 
input file. Read more
 
[http://repetae.net/john/computer/haskell/DrIFT/ here].
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>MissingH 0.14.2</em>. John Goerzen
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13555 announced]
 
version 0.14.2 of MissingH, the library of "missing" Haskell code. Now including support for
 
shell globs, POSIX-style wildcards and more. Check
 
[http://quux.org/devel/missingh here] for more details.
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>HAppS - Haskell Application Server 0.8</em> Einar Karttunen
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13557 announced]
 
HAppS 0.8. The Haskell Application Server version 0.8 contains a complete
 
rewrite of the ACID and HTTP functionalities. Features include:<ul>
 
<li>MACID - Monadic framework for ACID transactions.
 
<li>An HTTP Server (outperforms Apache/PHP in informal benchmarks).
 
<li>An SMTP Server.
 
<li>Mail delivery agent.
 
<li>DNS resolver in pure Haskell
 
<li>XML and XSLT. Separate application logic from presentation using XML/XSLT.
 
<li>And more..
 
</ul>
 
More information on the [http://happs.org/ the HAppS page].
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>Index-aware linear algebra</em>. Frederik Eaton
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13561 announced]
 
an index-aware linear algebra library written in Haskell.
 
The library exposes index types and ranges so that static guarantees can be
 
made about the library operations (e.g. an attempt to add two incompatibly
 
sized matrices is a static error). Frederik's motivation is that a good
 
linear algebra library which embeds knowledge of the mathematical
 
structures in the type system, such that misuse is a static error, could
 
mean Haskell makes valuable contribution in the area of technical
 
computing, currently dominated by interpreted, weakly typed languages.
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>Crypto-3.0.3</em>. Dominic Steinitz
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13564 announced]
 
Crypto-3.0.3, a new version of the Haskell Cryptography Library. Version
 
3.0.3 supports: DES, Blowfish, AES, Cipher Block Chaining (CBC), PKCS#5 and
 
nulls padding, SHA-1, MD5 , RSA, OAEP-based encryption
 
(Bellare-Rogaway), PKCS#1v1.5 signature scheme, ASN.1, PKCS#8, X.509
 
Identity Certificates, X.509 Attribute Certificates.
 
See
 
[http://www.haskell.org/crypto here] for more.
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
</ul>
 
 
''2006-04-10''
 
 
<ul>
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>hImerge: a graphical user interface for emerge</em>. Luis Araujo
 
released
 
[http://haskell.org/~luisfaraujo/himerge/ hImerge],
 
a graphical user interface for emerge, (Gentoo's Portage system)
 
written in Haskell using gtk2hs.
 
[http://haskell.org/~luisfaraujo/rhimerge.jpeg Here's a jpg].
 
The main idea is to simplify browsing the entire portage tree as well as of
 
running the most basic and common options from the emerge command. hImerge
 
also offers several handy tools, like global and local use flags browsers,
 
and a minimal web browser.
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>MissingH 0.14.0</em>. John Goerzen
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13531 announced]
 
MissingH 0.14.0, a library of "missing" functions.
 
MissingH is available
 
[http://quux.org/devel/missingh/ here].
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>Haskell mailing list archives</em>. Don Stewart
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13521 converted]
 
the Haskell mailing list archives from 1990-2000, into html format.
 
The archive is available to view
 
[http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~dons/haskell-1990-2000/threads.html here].
 
</li>
 
</p>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>Chapter 4 of Hitchhikers Guide to the Haskell</em>. Dmitry Astapov
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/12338 announced]
 
that the 4th chapter of the Hitchhikers Guide to Haskell is now
 
[http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Hitchhikers_Guide_to_the_Haskell available].
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p>
 
<em>Edison 1.2 rc3</em>. Robert Dockins
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.libraries/4508 announced]
 
that the 3rd release candidate for Edison 1.2 is now avaliable.
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
</ul>
 
 
''2006-03-27''
 
<ul>
 
<li>
 
<p><em>monadLib 2.0</em>. Iavor Diatchki
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13460 announced]
 
the release of monadLib 2.0 -- library of
 
monad transformers for Haskell. 'monadLib' is a descendent of
 
'mtl', the monad template library that is distributed with most
 
Haskell implementations. Check out the
 
[http://www.csee.ogi.edu/~diatchki/monadLib library] web page.
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p><em>Text.Regex.Lazy (0.33)</em>. Chris Kuklewicz
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.libraries/4464 announced]
 
the release of [http://sourceforge.net/projects/lazy-regex Text.Regex.Lazy].
 
This is an alternative to Text.Regex along with some enhancements.
 
GHC's Text.Regex marshals the data back and forth to C arrays, to call
 
libc. This is far too slow (and strict). This module understands
 
regular expression Strings via a Parsec parser and creates an internal data
 
structure (Text.Regex.Lazy.Pattern). This is then transformed into a
 
Parsec parser to process the input String, or into a DFA table for matching
 
against the input String or FastPackedString. The input string is
 
consumed lazily, so it may be an arbitrarily long or infinite source.
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p><em>HDBC 0.99.2</em>. John Goerzen
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13504 released]
 
HDBC 0.99.2, along with 0.99.2 versions of all database
 
backends. John says "If things go well, after a few weeks of
 
testing, this version will become HDBC 1.0.0".
 
[http://quux.org/devel/hdbc HDBC] is a
 
multi-database interface system for Haskell.
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p><em>GHC 6.4.2 Release Candidates</em>
 
Simon Marlow
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.glasgow.user/9588 announced]
 
that GHC was moving into release-candidate mode for
 
version 6.4.2. [http://www.haskell.org/ghc/dist/stable/dist/ Grab a snapshot]
 
and try it out. The available builds are: x86_64-unknown-linux (Fedora
 
Core 5), i386-unknown-linux (glibc 2.3 era), and Windows
 
(i386-unknown-mingw32). Barring any serious hiccups, the release should
 
be out in a couple of weeks.
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p><em>HaRe 0.3</em>.
 
Sneaking out without us noticing, in January, a
 
[http://www.cs.kent.ac.uk/projects/refactor-fp/hare.html new snapshot]
 
of HaRe, the Haskell refactoring tool, was released.
 
This snapshot of HaRe 0.3 is now compatible with the latest GHC and
 
Programmatica. New refactorings have also been added.
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p><em>Haskell on Gentoo Linux</em> Duncan Coutts
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.glasgow.user/9557 writes]
 
that GHC 6.4.1 has been marked stable on x86,
 
amd64, sparc and ppc, for
 
[http://packages.gentoo.org/search/?sstring=ghc Gentoo Linux].
 
(We also support ppc64, alpha and hppa.)
 
Gentoo also has a collection of over 30 Haskell libraries and tools.
 
There is also a #gentoo-haskell
 
[http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/IRC_channelirc channel] on freenode.
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p><em>Planet Haskell</em>. Isaac Jones
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/12033 asked]
 
if someone could volunteer to set up "Planet
 
Haskell", an RSS feed aggregator in the style of Planet Debian, Planet
 
Gnome or Planet Perl. Happily, Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho stepped up, and now
 
Planet Haskell is live at [http://planet.haskell.org http://planet.haskell.org].
 
Antti-Juhani asks that any Haskell
 
people with blogs submit their feed urls to him, so check it out!
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<p><em>Concurrent Yhc</em>. The Yhc dev team
 
[http://www.haskell.org//pipermail/yhc/2006-March/000085.html reports]
 
that Yhc now includes support for concurrency!
 
The interface is the same as Concurrent GHC. Currently only
 
</p>
 
 
<ul>
 
<li>Control.Concurrent
 
<li>Control.Concurrent.MVar
 
<li>Control.Concurrent.QSem
 
</ul>
 
 
<p>
 
are implemented, however many other abstractions can be written in
 
Haskell in terms of MVars.
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
</ul>
 
 
''2006-03-20''
 
 
<ul>
 
<li>
 
<p><em>lhs2TeX version 1.11</em>. Andres Loeh
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13414 announced]
 
lhs2TeX version 1.11, a preprocessor to generate LaTeX code from
 
literate Haskell sources.
 
</p>
 
 
<p>
 
lhs2TeX includes the following features:
 
<ul>
 
<li>Highly customized output.
 
<li>Liberal parser -- no restriction to Haskell 98.
 
<li>Generate multiple versions of a program or document from a single source.
 
<li>Active documents: call Haskell to generate parts of the
 
document (useful for papers on Haskell).
 
<li>A manual explaining all the important aspects of lhs2TeX.
 
</ul>
 
</p>
 
</li>
 
</ul>
 
 
''2006-03-13''
 
 
<ul>
 
<li>
 
<em>Alternative to Text.Regex</em>. Chris Kuklewicz [http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/11825 announced] an alternative to Text.Regex. While working on the [http://shootout.alioth.debian.org/gp4/benchmark.php?test=all&lang=all language shootout], Chris implemented a new efficient regex engine, using parsec. It contructs a parser from a string representation of a regular expression.
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<em>pass.net</em>. S. Alexander Jacobson [http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/11824 launched] Pass.net. Written in Haskell, using HAppS, Pass.net lets websites replace registration, confirmation mails, and multiple passwords with a single login, authenticating via their email domain.
 
</li>
 
</ul>
 
 
''2006-03-06''
 
 
<ul>
 
<li>
 
<em>Haskell as a markup language</em>. Oleg Kiselyov [http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell/2006-March/017656.html writes] on using Haskell to represent semi-structured documents and the rules of their processing. [http://ssax.sourceforge.net SXML] is embedded directly in Haskell, with an open and extensible set of `tags'. The benefit of this is of course in static type guarantees, such as prohibiting an H1 element to appear in the character content of other elements.
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<em>hmp3 1.0</em>. Don Stewart [http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell/2006-March/017674.html released] hmp3 version 1. hmp3 is a curses-based mp3 player written in Haskell, designed to be fast, small and stable.
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<em>Edison 1.2rc2</em>. Robert Dockins [http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/libraries/2006-March/004983.html announced] the second release candidate for Edison 1.2 is now ready for comments.
 
</li>
 
</ul>
 
 
''2006-02-27''
 
 
<ul>
 
<li>
 
<em>Long Live Edison</em>. Robert Dockins [http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13295 announced] he had revived the Edison data structure code, and is maintaining a darcs repository, with a view to modernising the codebase.
 
</li>
 
</ul>
 
 
 
''2006-02-20''
 
 
<ul>
 
<li> <em>The Haskell Workshop</em>. Andres Loeh
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13273 released]
 
the initial call for papers for the ACM SIGPLAN 2006
 
[http://www.haskell.org/haskell-workshop/2006/ Haskell Workshop], to be held at Portland, Oregon on the 17 September, 2006.
 
The purpose of the [http://haskell.org/haskell-workshop/ Haskell Workshop]
 
is to discuss experience with Haskell, and possible
 
future developments for the language. The scope of the workshop includes
 
all aspects of the design, semantics, theory, application, implementation,
 
and teaching of Haskell.
 
</li>
 
 
<li><em>Probability Distributions</em>.
 
Matthias Fischmann [http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/11511 released]
 
a module for sampling arbitrary probability distribution, so far including
 
normal (gaussian) and uniform distributions.
 
</li>
 
 
<li><em>Constructor Classes</em>. Sean Seefried
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/11543 announced] an
 
[http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~sseefried/code.html implementation] of
 
a tool to help explore constructor classes (type
 
classes which can take constructors as arguments) described in Mark Jones'
 
paper, [http://www.cse.ogi.edu/~mpj/pubs/fpca93.html A system of constructor classes: overloading and implicit higher-order polymorphism.] The implementation not only infers the type
 
but also prints out a trace of the derivation tree for the syntax directed
 
rules.
 
</ul>
 
 
''2006-02-13''
 
 
<ul>
 
<li><em>FFI Imports Packaging Utility</em>. Dimitry Golubovsky
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13262 announced]
 
the pre-release of the FFI Imports Packaging Utility
 
(ffipkg), a new member of the HSFFIG package.
 
 
The `ffipkg' utility prepares a Haskell package containing FFI imports
 
for building by accepting locations of C header and foreign library
 
files as command line arguments and producing Haskell source files
 
with FFI declarations, a Makefile, a Cabal package descriptor file,
 
and a Setup.hs file suitable for running the Cabal package setup
 
program. The utility acts as a "driver" running the C preprocessor,
 
the equivalent of the hsffig program, and the source splitter.
 
 
<code>darcs get --partial http://hsffig.sourceforge.net/repos/hsffig-1.1
 
</code>
 
</li>
 
 
<li><em>Haskell in Higher Education</em>.
 
John Hughes
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13234 announced]
 
that the result of his survey into the use of
 
Haskell in higher education are out. The survey covers 89
 
universities, accounting for 5-10,000 students being taught
 
Haskell this academic year. The results are
 
[http://www.cs.chalmers.se/~rjmh/Wash/Survey/teaching.htm available on the web].
 
</li>
 
 
</ul>
 
 
''2006-02-06''
 
 
<ul>
 
<li>
 
<em>EclipseFP</em>. Thiago Arrais
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/11141 announced]
 
that EclipseFP 0.9.1 has been released since last
 
Friday. It is an open-source development environment for Haskell code.
 
EclipseFP integrates GHC with an Haskell-aware code editor and also
 
supports quick file browsing through an outline view, automatic
 
building/compiling and quick one-button code execution. Downloads and
 
more information are available on the
 
[http://eclipsefp.sourceforge.net project home page].
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<em>Class-parameterized classes, and type-level logarithm</em>. Oleg
 
Kiselyov [http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13223 writes]: we show invertible, terminating, 3-place addition, multiplication,
 
exponentiation relations on type-level Peano numerals, where <i>any</i>
 
two operands determine the third. We also show the invertible factorial
 
relation. This gives us all common arithmetic operations on Peano numerals,
 
including n-base discrete logarithm, n-th root, and the inverse of factorial.
 
The inverting method can work with any representation of (type-level) numerals,
 
binary or decimal.
 
 
Oleg says, "The implementation of RSA on the type level is left for future work".
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
<em>Fast mutable variables for IO and ST</em>. Bulat Ziganshin
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/11230 released] a module for fast mutable variables, providing efficient
 
newVar/readVar/writeVar, as well as support for unboxed values, fast
 
unboxed bitwise operations, and more.
 
</li>
 
</ul>
 
 
''2006-01-30''
 
 
<ul>
 
<li><em>C-- Frontend</em>. Robert Dockins
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13174 announced]
 
the initial alpha release of a [http://www.cminusminus.org/ C--]
 
frontend (parser, pretty printer, and semantic checker) written in
 
Haskell. The goal when beginning this project was to create a
 
modular frontend that could be used both by people writing and by
 
those targeting C-- compilers. This implementation attempts to
 
follow the C-- spec as exactly as possible.
 
</li>
 
 
<li><em>Type level arithmetic</em>. Robert Dockins
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13206 also released] a library for arithmetic on the type
 
level. This library uses a binary representation and can handle
 
numbers at the order of 10^15 (at least). It also contains a
 
test suite to help validate the somewhat unintuitive algorithms.
 
</li>
 
</ul>
 
 
''2006-01-23''
 
 
<ul>
 
<li>
 
<em>Haskell'</em>
 
 
This week Isaac Jones announced that the Haskell' standardisation
 
process is underway. Haskell' will be a conservative refinement of
 
Haskell 98:
 
 
<blockquote>
 
Announcing the Haskell' ("Haskell-Prime") process. A short time ago,
 
I asked for volunteers to help with the next Haskell standard. A
 
brave group has spoken up, and we've organized ourselves into a
 
committee in order to coordinate the community's work. It will be the
 
committee's task to bring together the very best ideas and work of the
 
broader community in an "open-source" way, and to fill in any gaps in
 
order to make Haskell' as coherent and elegant as Haskell 98.
 
</blockquote>
 
 
Read the full announcement [http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13138 here].
 
 
Presently, the following resources are available:
 
<ul>
 
 
<li> [http://haskell.org/mailman/listinfo/haskell-prime The haskell-prime mailing list]
 
</li>
 
 
<li> The Haskell' [http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/haskell-prime issue tracking system/wiki]
 
 
<li> A [http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/haskell-prime/wiki/SourceCode darcs repository]
 
for larger code examples and experiments
 
</ul>
 
 
Please join us in making Haskell' a success.
 
</li>
 
</ul>
 
 
''2006-01-16''
 
 
<ul>
 
<li>
 
<em>hdbc-odbc.</em> John Goerzen
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13007 released]
 
the first version of hdbc-odbc, the ODBC backend for HDBC. With this
 
driver, you can use HDBC to connect to any database for which ODBC
 
drivers exist, including such databases as MySQL, Oracle, MS SQL Server
 
</li>
 
</ul>
 
 
''2006-01-09''
 
 
<ul>
 
<li>
 
<em>A Faster Binary.</em> Bulat Ziganshin
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/10803 posted]
 
a preliminary optimised Binary library, achieving excellent
 
(de)serialization speeds of around 50 Mb/s in testing.
 
</li>
 
</ul>
 
 
''2006-01-03''
 
 
<ul>
 
<li><em>Process library.</em> Bulat Ziganshin announced a
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/12728 new library] abstracting over some of the process and concurrency
 
functions in the standard libraries, using ideas from Unix
 
pipes.</li>
 
 
<li><em>Djinn.</em> Lennart Augustsson
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/12747 released Djinn],
 
a theorem prover/coding wizard, that generates
 
Haskell code from a given type. A lambdabot plugin for Djinn was
 
also written, for use in #haskell.
 
</li>
 
 
<li><em>Ranged Sets.</em> Paul Johnson released a
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/12749 ranged sets library 0.0.1]
 
and
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/12827 0.0.2].
 
Ranged sets allow programming with sets of values that are
 
described by a list of ranges. A value is a
 
member of the set if it lies within one of the ranges.
 
</li>
 
 
<li><em>Hmp3.</em> Don Stewart
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/12787 announced]
 
a stable release of hmp3, an curses-based mp3 player written in
 
Haskell. Portability has improved, and binaries are available
 
for 5 architectures.
 
</li>
 
 
<li><em>HSQL.</em> Krasimir Angelov released
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/12798 HSQL 1.7]. New features include a driver for Oracle.
 
</li>
 
 
<li><em>HDBC.</em> John Goerzen announced the
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/12820 0.5.0],
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/12833 0.6.0]
 
and [http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/1286 0.99.0]
 
releases of Haskell Database Connectivity library. Patterned
 
after Perl's DBI, it includes an Sqlite3 and a
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/12843 PostgreSQL backend]
 
</li>
 
 
<li><em>Shellac.</em> Robert Dockins
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/12823 released]
 
Shellac, a framework for building read-eval-print style shells.
 
This should ease the burden of binding readline-style
 
interactive shells in Haskell.
 
</li>
 
 
<li><em>Lambda Shell.</em> Robert Dockins also released v0.1 of
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/12824 Lambda Shell], a shell environment for evaluating terms of the pure,
 
untyped lambda calculus. A lambdabot interface for use in #haskell
 
also exists.
 
</li>
 
 
<li><em>Shaskell.</em> David Mercer
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/12863 announced version 0.21a] of Shaskell, a SHA2 library for sha256 and
 
sha512 hashes, written in pure Haskell.
 
</li>
 
 
<li><em>hdbc-missingh.</em> John Goerzen
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/12896 announced]
 
the initial release of HDBC-MissingH, a library to add database
 
features to MissingH, allowing the use of a SQL database as
 
storage for a simple DBM-like key/value interface.
 
</li>
 
</ul>
 
   
 
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