GHC 6.6.1 Windows installer, test version

Neil Mitchell ndmitchell at
Tue May 8 06:04:33 EDT 2007


> You forgot to include GLUT and readline packages.
> I think you can't build these packages, so you don't include it.

I have built an installer for the binary package produced by the GHC
Team, including whatever they included, and excluding whatever they
excluded. If the GHC Team change their build so these are built, I
will happily include whatever they tell me.

> And can you add Installation Mode to your installer?

There is already a silent install mode, /SILENT or /VERYSILENT do
something - but I have no idea what. Is that what you meant by
Installation Mode?

> There is no C++ files in your installer.
> But if anyone want to build C++ source code by GHC, he disappoint
> about that.

As before, what goes in the package is someone elses choice. This
installer is intended as something quick to get a working installer
out the door. I'd like to think about beefing it up, offering extra
options (possibly C++ support) in the next version (i.e. 6.8, 6.6.2)

> So I think we will become happy, if adding Installation Mode and
> maintain that on GHC's darcs repository.

I'm still not entirely sure what you mean by this?



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