How to install GhC on a Mac without registering?

Manuel M T Chakravarty chak at
Sat Jun 11 07:43:11 CEST 2011

Lars Viklund:
> On Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 09:24:41PM +1000, Manuel M T Chakravarty wrote:
>> Well, then get the DVDs bundled with your Mac and install Xcode from those, or sign up at and get it there.   BTW, Mac users (and esp devs) upgrade very quickly, much faster than, say, Windows users.
> I disagree with the assumption that OS X people are quick to upgrade.
> The last set of figures I saw on adoption were something along the lines
> of 15% on 10.6, with almost a third of the users on 10.4 and below,
> taken from some article I read the other week on the rising wave of OS X
> viruses and countermeasures.

Those numbers sound completely wrong and I'd like to see a credible source before I believe them.  As just one data point on Snow Leopard adoption, have a look at

I would say that readers of Daring Fireball are fairly tech savvy people with an above average percentage of developers.  But consider this, 

 "it took about five days for 10.6 to pass 10.5"

Five days from the release of the OS for 50% of the DF readers to upgrade to Snow Leopard.


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