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.
You can find screenshots at : http://goo.gl/MkVw
Below is build step for Manatee:
1) Install gold-linker to accelerate installation:
I suggest use gold-linker instead ld to accelerate installation.
In Debian system, you just need do below command:
sudo aptitude install binutils-gold -y
This step is optional, it's okay use ld link program, just much slow. :)
2) Install GHC compiler http://www.haskell.org/ghc/download_ghc_7_0_3:
Download ghc package for your system, then do below command :
./configure && sudo make install
3) 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 libvte-dev -y
4) Install cabal:
Decompress cabal-install-0.10.2.tar.gz and do below command:
cd ./cabal-install-0.10.2 && sudo chmod +x ./bootstrap.sh && ./bootstrap.sh
5) Install dependent Haskell library:
First make sure
HOME/.cabal/bin/ in your PATH
Generic way is add
PATH=$PATH:~\/.cabal\/bin in your
Then do below command (NOTE: don't use root permission with cabal, otherwise Manatee can't work):
cabal update && cabal install alex happy c2hs && cabal install gtk2hs-buildtools glib gio pango cairo gtk
6) Install Manatee:
Install all Manatee packages (same, don't use root permission):
cabal install manatee-all
If you don't want install all Manatee packages, you can install basic package like below:
cabal install manatee-core manatee-welcome manatee
Then choose extension package list in below to install:
manatee-browser manatee-editor manatee-filemanager manatee-imageviewer manatee-ircclient manatee-mplayer manatee-pdfviewer manatee-processmanager manatee-reader manatee-curl manatee-terminal
Note if you don't install any extension package, nothing will show in manatee, so you at least to choose one extension to install.
That's all, then type command "manatee" to play it! :)
I have test, Manatee can works well in Gnome, KDE, XMonad and XFCE
Screenshots at : http://goo.gl/MkVw
Manual at : http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/Manatee
IRC channel: irc.freenode.net 6667 ##manatee
Mailing-List: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Manatee is distributed framework, it allowed you install extension don't need depend each other, but it's easy to break if some package is older than core packages (manatee-core, manatee). So please make sure *all* packages has update to newest version before you report bug to firstname.lastname@example.org . Thanks! :)