[project @ 2000-11-01 11:41:47 by simonmar]
Add a basic "front panel" for GHC-compiled programs. How to use it: - re-autoconf & configure to detect GTK+ - add "GhcRtsWithFrontPanel = YES" to mk/build.mk - rebuild the RTS - compile up a program, add `gtk-config --libs` to the link command line - run with program with +RTS -f, - sit back & watch the show :-) Programs with lots of heap-resident data are the most interesting. For extra kicks, turn up the number of generations & steps like so: +RTS -f -G5 -T3. - Bootstrap your compiler, and see in glorious technicolor just how much of a lumbering beast GHC really is. This is a work in progress. There's lots more stuff we could display on the panel: suggestions/comments are of course welcome. The window layout was designed with GLADE, I'll commit the config file shortly. I haven't quite figured out how we're going to integrate this with the release yet (ie. whether we'll distribute two separate RTS's or what).