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Gloss

Gloss hides the pain of drawing simple vector graphics behind a nice data type and a few display functions. Gloss uses OpenGL and GLUT under the hood, but you won't have to worry about any of that. Get something cool on the screen in under 10 minutes.

Gloss is a fork and cleanup of ANUPlot, which has been used for teaching first year computer science at the ANU for the last few years. Its main goal is to allow total beginners to get something working with a minimum of fuss.

Download

From Hackage

With cabal

If you have cabal installed you should be able to do:

cabal update
cabal install gloss
cabal install gloss-examples
gloss-styrene

From the darcs repo

The source repos are at http://code.ouroborus.net/gloss

darcs get http://code.ouroborus.net/gloss/gloss-stable
cd gloss-stable
cd library
cabal install 

Then again for the examples directory in that same repo.

FAQ

Q: Gloss freezes in ghci. It tries to draw the window but I don't get a picture and must kill the process.
A0: Upgrade to GHC 7.2
A1: Start ghci with -fno-ghci-sandbox
A2: Try installing gloss to use the GLFW window manager interface instead of GLUT: cabal install gloss --flags="GLFW -GLUT"

Report a bug

To report bugs, request features, or get an account on the trac, please send email to gloss@ouroborus.net

Examples

These are some of the examples included in the gloss-examples package:

Hello Lifespan Styrene Tree Clock Zen
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