[Haskell-cafe] Some Haskell platformish questions

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk
Wed Aug 1 18:55:04 EDT 2007

On Wed, 2007-08-01 at 15:31 -0700, David Pollak wrote:
> Duncan,
> Many thanks to you as well!
> On 8/1/07, Duncan Coutts <duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
>         On Wed, 2007-08-01 at 13:48 -0700, David Pollak wrote:
>         > * Can GHC generate stand-alone executables with all the 
>         >   dependencies linked in such that I can distribute the
>         single
>         >   file without worrying about including a bunch of DLLs/SOs?
>         The
>         >   answer seems to be yes, but I wanted to confirm. 
>         Yes, but the same is not true of any C dlls you link to, eg
>         GUI libs like gtk or wx.
> Okay... so I'll have to include the (for example GTK2 DLLs) with the
> distribution...

Yes. Those are available here:

As a demo of an windows installer for a prog that uses Gtk2Hs, see:

At some point I intend to write some more detailed instructions on this,
but in the mean time you can probably figure it out from the example.
It's just a matter of putting the right dlls and other file in the right
place, the .zip files have the right directory structure all ready, so
that's pretty easy.

> I just grabbed a copy and installed it (on Ubuntu... my preferred
> development platform.)

Note that it looks like Ubuntu doesn't have the latest version yet:
but that version should be ok for most stuff you want to do.


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