ANNOUNCE: Bamse 1.0

Esa Ilari Vuokko eivuokko at
Fri Aug 17 03:07:36 EDT 2007


On 8/17/07, Sigbjorn Finne <sof at> wrote:
> Galois is pleased to announce the first public release of Bamse,
> a Windows Installer creator framework written in Haskell. Using
> Bamse, you can easily create applications that let you build
> Windows Installer (MSIs) for your project's product deliverables.
> The tool was written quite a while ago (4-5 years) as an internal
> tool at Galois to help the automated building of shippable bundles
> for Windows platforms, but has also been used for GHC installers
> since version 5.0.x (and other Haskell-related tools, interpreters
> and packages.)

Cool :-)  I wish I had known this was coming - I've been working
recently on MSI generator for pre-compiled Cabal-packages, but it
uses Wix tools, instead of foreign bindings to MSI interfaces.

> The source code + support package is available from
> Remarks/notes:
>   - the source code is covered by a BSD license.
>   - questions, bug reports to sof at / sof at (*)
>   - If someone would like to adopt and extend the code to make
>      it even more useful, feel free to dive in and hack. (Integrate
>      it into the building of Cabal source and binary dists, perhaps..?)
>   - If there's genuine interest, the code could be made available
>     via a repo ( (*) being the main reason not to right now.)

Best regards,

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