GHC 6.6.1 Windows installer, test version

shelarcy shelarcy at
Thu May 10 02:10:54 EDT 2007


On Wed, 09 May 2007 17:31:51 +0900, Simon Marlow <simonmarhaskell at> wrote:
> So to summarise, the following are missing from the binary distribution that
> Neil used as the basis for his installer:
>   * readline
>   * ALUT
>   * OpenAL
>   * GLUT
>   * C++ support in the bundled GCC
> right?

Yes. And Sigbjorn's one provides these packages.
It lacks just C++ files.

>> There is no C++ files in your installer.
>> But if anyone want to build C++ source code by GHC, he disappoint
>> about that.
> The reason I didn't enable C++ support in prep-bin-dist-mingw is because of that
> comment, and because I don't know how to test it.  Basically I chickened out.
> Are you saying it should just be uncommented in prep-bin-dist-mingw?

Yes, and if new installer also cause that problem, I want to know it.

I don't have InstallerShield, so I don't fix its problem.
But Inno Setup is OpenSource, so, although Neil doesn't fix this problem
on current time, we can fix this (Of cource, installer's source must be

And I think it's good time to fix installer's problem when someone release
binary distribution. Because we aren't insterested in chanaging installer
source before release time. I think a few of its reason is we can't fix
installer easily, and if someone want to use development version, she can
build binary herself or download snapshot build. And she want to use installer
only at that very moment when new version is released.

Best Regards,

shelarcy <shelarcy>

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