[Haskell-cafe] Re: Best Linux for Haskell?

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic ivan.miljenovic at gmail.com
Tue Nov 6 17:40:17 EST 2007

Seth Gordon wrote:

> Peter Verswyvelen wrote:
> > Each year I give Linux a try. And usually I kick it off my harddrive 
> > after a month, and stick to Windows. However, it does get better each 
> > year, so

> > 
> >  
> > 
> > So which kind Linux works best for running GHC (6.8.1) and related 
> > tools? (I want to give Yi a go, I can’t get it to work on Windows). 
> > Debian? Fedora? Ubuntu?  
> I don't know which Linux distribution is best *for Haskell*, but in my 
> experience, Ubuntu has been the best distribution for getting up and 
> running on Linux without fuss.  The latest version lets you boot into 
> Linux from a CD-ROM, so you can try it out and confirm that all your 
> hardware is compatible before you touch anything on your hard drive.
> I haven't tried 6.8.1 yet, but I have downloaded and used the 6.6.x 
> binaries on an Ubuntu system back when the repositories were still using 
> an earlier version.  I strongly suspect that if you got hold of 6.8.1 
> packages that were built for Debian, they would also install on Ubuntu, 
> but I haven't tried doing that yet.

Well, we're testing out ghc-6.8.1 on the Gentoo-Haskell overlay
right now... but it's probably not as good a distribution for a
newbie :p

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic
Ivan.Miljenovic at gmail.com
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