Windows 64bit GHC port: First alpha release

Ian Lynagh ian at
Tue Jun 19 15:33:01 CEST 2012

Dear GHC users,

Windows 64bit GHC port: First alpha release

The Industrial Haskell Group has recently funded work by Well-Typed to
make a Windows 64bit port of GHC. The port will officially be released
as part of the upcoming GHC 7.6.1 release, but in the mean-time we are
pleased to announce that an alpha release is available.

You can download the installer for the alpha release from

If you encounter any problems with the alpha, please report them as GHC
bugs in the normal way:

If any significant issues are found, then the platform page at
will also be updated.

About the IHG

The Industrial Haskell Group (IHG) is an organisation to support the
needs of commercial users of the Haskell programming language.

The IHG funds work to improve the Haskell ecosystem for industrial
Haskell users.

About Well-Typed

Well-Typed LLP is a Haskell services company, providing Haskell
consultancy services and writing bespoke Haskell applications.

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