[Haskell-cafe] Manatee - The Haskell/Gtk+ Integrated Live
Environment first version release!
lazycat.manatee at gmail.com
Wed Nov 10 11:40:11 EST 2010
I am proud to announce the release my gtk2hs project : Manatee - The Haskell/Gtk+ Integrated Live Environment
Screenshots at : http:goo.gl/MkVw
Code at https://patch-tag.com/r/AndyStewart/ beginning with manatee-*
Manatee is Haskell integrated environment written in Haskell.
The goal of the Manatee project is to provide a fast, safe and flexible
integrated environment for haskell hacking.
You can consider it is new environment mix Gnome and Emacs.
Like Gnome to provide friendly graphics interface and work efficient like Emacs.
Manatee use multi-processes framework, any sub-module running in separate process to protected core won't crash. So it
minimize your losses when some unexpected exception throw in extension.
Now i have implement below sub-modules in Manatee:
>From some friends feedback, manatee can't work in XMonad, i will fix it soon.
You can play it in Gnome. Enjoy! :)
Below are steps to build Manatee:
1) Install C library: In Debian use below command:
sudo aptitude install libgtksourceview2.0-dev libgconf2-dev libwebkit-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev libgtkimageview-dev libpoppler-glib-dev poppler-data libtagc0-dev -y
2) Install Gtk2hs:
cabal install gtk2hs-buildtools gtk
And make sure HOME.cabalbin/ in your PATH.
3) Install Manatee:
cabal install manatee-core manatee-anything manatee-browser manatee-editor manatee-filemanager manatee-imageviewer manatee-ircclient manatee-mplayer manatee-pdfviewer manatee-processmanager manatee-reader manatee
That's all, then type command manatee to play it! :)
"manatee-core" "manatee-anything" "manatee" are core packages, must be
install, other extension package you can choose you want.
Example, if you not install manatee-imageviewer, when you open Image
file, manatee will call default image-viewer in your system instead.
Manatee will show you "search interface" when you startup it.
You can type some filepath or url to open it,
example, you can type Haskell file to open in editor,
and type url to open in browser.
Below are quick play keys:
"F2" ==> startProcessManager
"F3" ==> startFeedReader
"F4" ==> startFileManager
"F5" ==> startBrowser
"F6" ==> loginIrcDefaultChannel
"F7" ==> startIrc
Manatee project still in early develop stage, just core framework
finish, many details still not perfect.
But i think it's good start to build Real-World application in Haskell.
Below are high task in my TODO list:
Perfect current sub-module:
IDE features, code completion
graphics custom system
support MVC design, not like VTE widget
to build uniform proxy interface to fighting GFW!!!
video support etc.
Multi-thread download manager
Org-Mode : http://orgmode.org/
Too many ideas lying in my TODO list....
Any suggestion and contribution are welcome! :)
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