Building GHC under Wine?
alexander.kjeldaas at gmail.com
Fri Aug 8 05:32:28 UTC 2014
On Aug 8, 2014 7:27 AM, "Mateusz Kowalczyk" <fuuzetsu at fuuzetsu.co.uk> wrote:
> On 08/08/2014 07:21 AM, Alexander Kjeldaas wrote:
> > Microsoft has free VMs for testing purposes. It expires after 90 days
> > the only relevant limitation that i see is that it's not licensed for a
> > "live operating environment".
> > That might or might not exclude Travis, but scripting a test that
> > developers can run personally should be allowed.
> > https://www.modern.ie/en-us/virtualization-tools
> > Alexander
> This seems to be a VM dedicated for running Internet Explorer, is it
> actually a fully-featured environment? The site doesn't show much info.
I don't know as I haven't used it. However, developing for any browser
these days can include native code, GPGPU etc, so I don't expect it to be
> > On Aug 8, 2014 5:14 AM, "Mateusz Kowalczyk" <fuuzetsu at fuuzetsu.co.uk>
> >> On 07/16/2014 12:55 AM, Joachim Breitner wrote:
> >>> Hi,
> >>> I feel sorry for Simon always repeatedly stuck with an unbuildable
> >>> and an idea crossed my mind: Can we build¹ GHC under Wine? If so, is
> >>> likely to catch the kind of problems that Simon is getting? If so,
> >>> it runs fast enough to be also tested by travis on every commit?
> >>> (This mail is to find out if people have tried it before. If not, I’ll
> >>> give it a quick shot.)
> >>> Greetings,
> >>> Joachim
> >>> ¹ we surely can use it:
> >> http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/GHC_under_Wine
> >> Perhaps this is a bit off-tangent but few months ago there were some
> >> commits landing to the nix package manager which allow you to run tests
> >> in a Windows VM. It was created to run tests for things like
> >> cross-compiled packages but it probably could be adapted.
> >> If you don't mind actually installing Windows (in a VM) and have nix
> >> already/plan on using it then that might be a more preferable workflow:
> >> create a nix expression that builds a validates GHC in the VM and spits
> >> out the result.
> >> It's just something I thought I should mention in case anyone was
> >> interested.
> >> --
> >> Mateusz K.
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