Linker.c broken

Boespflug, Mathieu m at
Mon Jul 4 11:45:15 UTC 2016

True. Worth a try asking them what limits they're willing to lift for
a high profile open source project like GHC, I think.
Mathieu Boespflug
Founder at

On 4 July 2016 at 13:26, Ben Gamari <ben at> wrote:
> "Boespflug, Mathieu" <m at> writes:
>> On 4 July 2016 at 12:36, Ben Gamari <ben at> wrote:
>>> Simon Marlow <marlowsd at> writes:
>>>> I will fix it, sorry about this.  Unfortunately I can't really add a
>>>> Windows validate into my workflow because it would mean rebooting my laptop
>>>> into Windows and not doing anything else for several hours.  We need some
>>>> CI support for Windows - Ben/Austin any thoughts on this?
>>> I agree; this would be great. I have a Windows machine which I'd be
>>> happy setup as a builder although I'm afraid it's behind NAT, so
>>> integration with Harbormaster may require some tunneling.
>> Just a suggestion - the easiest and most reliable would probably be to
>> simply use Appveyor for this. They offer a hosted and fully managed CI
>> service very similar to Travis CI - only difference being it runs
>> tests on Windows boxes. And just like Travis CI, it's free!
>> The advantage of a hosted CI service is that no one except Appveyor
>> need to worry about keeping the build bot highly available.
>> Only downside is their machines in the free tier can be a bit slow.
>> But that's a problem that can be iterated on as the need arises.
> I've noticed that several of the core libraries rely on Appveyor with
> good results. However, I had assumed that GHC would exceed the maximum
> build time of their free tier since the build takes a few hours on my
> Windows box. It seems that Appveyor has a one-hour build duration limit,
> similar to Travis.
> Cheers,
> - Ben

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