Saturday, November 12, 2011

EclipseFP helper executables for Windows

Since people had sometimes problems building Haskell executables we use in EclipseFP, I thought I'd help by putting versions of the current Windows executables on sourceforge. So in you run Windows and have trouble building scion-browser or buildwrapper, you can grab them from here.

I know this isn't really in the spirit of "build from sources so you can check them yaddi yadda", but since even Cabal does it...

As usual, use at your own risk, etc.

Happy Haskell Hacking!

Friday, November 11, 2011

EclipseFP 2.2.0 released!

I'm glad to announce that EclipseFP 2.2.0 has been released. EclipseFP is a set of Eclipse plugins for Haskell development.

The minor version increase is justified by the replacement of the Scion library for the backend by the BuildWrapper executable. I appreciate that lots of work went and is still going into Scion, but I decided that building my own Haskell backend was better for EclipseFP. It calls cabal directly for building, which allows EclipseFP to support things like new style component dependencies (the executable in a project depends on its own library), c files (now my HJVM project, which call Java from Haskell can build, and even report errors in the C code), etc. Note the the haskell code is not bundled with EclipseFP anymore but gets downloaded and installed from Hackage.

This version also comes with a new view, allowing the installation of cabal packages from Hackage. There are also bug fixes and small enhancements all round.

To install, just use the built-in Eclipse install/update functionality. The update site URL is The release notes can be found here.

Happy Haskell Hacking with EclipseFP!