Here is the latest OCaml Weekly News, for the week of December 24 to 31, 2013.
Archive: https://sympa.inria.fr/sympa/arc/caml-list/2013-12/msg00202.htmlAnil Madhavapeddy announced:
We've put together a review of most of the activities that we've done at OCaml Labs in Cambridge during our first year in 2013, available at: http://anil.recoil.org/2013/12/29/the-year-in-ocamllabs.html This will also be mirrored at the OCaml Labs homepage: http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/projects/ocamllabs/ Thanks again to all our collaborators for making this such a productive and enjoyable 2013, and we wish everyone a happy and prosperous 2014.
Archive: https://sympa.inria.fr/sympa/arc/caml-list/2013-12/msg00203.htmlContinuing this two weeks old thread, Vsevolod Velichko said:
As I was the beta-tester of the lablqml, I can share some of my experience :) I've written an example that creates a couple of views on top of OCaml-created data models, emits signals from OCaml, calls OCaml callbacks from QML and so on. It can be taken into account as some proof of concept. At first, as Dmitry said there's some simple hardcoded startup, but it was added on behalf of my request (I wanted one to be able to use GUI without writing any line of C++ code). However one can still put their own startup in C++. Second, the developer still must deal with C++ compilation and linking OCaml object files with C++ ones. AFAIK, Dmitry intends to improve the process in some future, but currently it a bit tricky. I haven't tried native OCaml build systems (such as ocamlbuild or omake) with it yet, but using the Makefile one can see, that they have to manually resolve all the Qt libraries to link with. Third, there're still some issues. E.g. creating the data item object used in view, I was unable to create a mutable property that can be used on top level of delegate so I had to expose the object itself and access its property, otherwise property changes weren't revealed to QML. But anyway while lablqt is still to be considered as some beta release, I claim that it is already more usable than e.g. lablgtk.  https://github.com/torkve/melange-seawar  https://github.com/torkve/melange-seawar/blob/master/gui.qml#L85  https://github.com/torkve/melange-seawar/blob/master/gui.ml#L43
Thanks to Alp Mestan, we now include in the OCaml Weekly News the links to the recent posts from the ocamlcore planet blog at http://planet.ocaml.org/. Costa's minimal surface with PovRay: http://math.andrej.com/2013/12/30/costas-minimal-surface-with-povray/ Announcing a new OCaml library for the Adafruit Raspberry Pi RGB LCD!: http://gallium.inria.fr/blog/raspi-lcd Reviewing the first year of OCaml Labs in 2013: http://anil.recoil.org/2013/12/29/the-year-in-ocamllabs.html Haskell : The Problem with Integer.: http://www.mega-nerd.com/erikd/Blog/CodeHacking/Haskell/integer_pt1.html OCaml EFL 1.8.0 released: https://forge.ocamlcore.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=893
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