Developing cabal2wix - building Windows installers automatically

Neil Mitchell ndmitchell at
Mon Aug 6 09:59:59 EDT 2007


> > I would very much like it if runhaskell Setup install, and running
> > your installer generator did the same thing.
> Yes they should be the same, but what is the rationale for using Program
> Files\Common Files for docs? Don't most Windows apps install into a
> single relocatable directory rather than putting files in many places?
> A similar issue arises for that common Haskell tool bin directory we're
> using on windows.

Otherwise you need to add a lot of things to the path, once per
installer. Windows wasn't really designed for lots of console apps,
Haskell isn't really designed for lots of GUI apps - here the
difference shows through.



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