Automating GHC build for Windows

Gintautas Miliauskas gintautas.miliauskas at
Tue Oct 28 16:18:48 UTC 2014

Any luck with getting the Windows continuous builds back up and running?
I'd be willing to try to help out if remote access is available, although
the build environment should be updated first in case that's the source of
the trouble.

On Sat, Oct 25, 2014 at 1:26 PM, Páli Gábor János <pali.gabor at>

> 2014-10-25 2:03 GMT+02:00 Austin Seipp <austin at>:
> > As well as that, Gabor's bots
> > (at also build on Windows.
> Unfortunately, my builders are still suffering from the sudden
> breakage induced by a Cabal library update on September 24 [1].  That
> is, they are unable to complete the build due to some ghc-cabal
> failure right after bootstrapping [2].  As a result, I basically
> suspended the builders until I could do something with this.  Yes, I
> have just checked it, the situation is still the same.
> Curiously, I do not know about others who are experiencing the same
> problem, however, the revisions before the referenced commit (mostly)
> build just fine.
> As of yet, I have not had the time and chance to even attempt to fix
> this.   I have already answered Herbert the version of the build
> environment (Windows 7 SP1, MinGW from July 4 (32 bit) and February 16
> (64 bit), with GHC 7.6.3) -- I do not even know if that was considered
> old or problematic.  I am not also sure if the developers involved in
> the aforementioned change are aware of this issue and what their
> opinion on this is.  I admit that I have not submitted a ticket on
> this, perhaps I shall.
> Probably I shall also experiment with moving to a newer version of the
> toolchain per the recently revamped Windows build instructions in the
> meantime.
> [1]
> [2]
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