Cygwin version

Tuomo Valkonen tuomov at
Mon Mar 9 08:58:14 EDT 2009

On 2009-03-09, John Meacham <john at> wrote:
> perhaps the most recent non-cabalized ghc build might be worth a try. I
> think darcs still compiles with ghc 6.6, but am not positive., 

Mingw-bootstrap, source, or both?

> remember ghc working on cygwin at some point. I have been in a similar
> position in the past actually in the odd place of developing linux/unix
> software while sitting at a windows box, and cygwin builds of tools were
> more useful in general.

I'm just planning on keeping the good bits of the *nix toolchain 
while switching to another OS from Linux (or *BSD) that keeps 
burying those pieces under layers upon layers of stinking and 
unreliable gnomeshit, and that suffers from de facto central control
over software distribution. The only choice is Windows, because Apple
is just too steve-jobs-knows-what-you-want, although would otherwise
offer a better *nix environment. 

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