[Haskell-cafe] ANN: Bamse-0.9.4, a Windows Installer generator

Sigbjorn Finne sigbjorn.finne at gmail.com
Sun Apr 26 14:49:17 EDT 2009


various people have over the years suggested and tried using
WiX from Haskell, so I'll leave it to them to comment & possibly
compare the two. I'm sure it blows Bamse out of the water as far
as functionality goes.


On 4/26/2009 11:00, Justin Bailey wrote:
> How does this compare to WiX? I haven't looked at the docs yet ...
> On Sat, Apr 25, 2009 at 4:59 PM, Sigbjorn Finne
> <sigbjorn.finne at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> a new version of Bamse has been uploaded to hackage,
>>  http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/bamse
>> Bamse is a package and application for letting you quickly put together
>> Windows Installers for your software projects/products from within
>> the comforts of Haskell.
>> New in this release is the support for generating MSIs from your Cabal
>> projects, having them either be built from source or just have them
>> be installed and registered at install-time. i.e., one-click installation of
>> Cabal packages. See examples/Cabal.hs for a worked example of
>> how to bundle up Cabal packages. I've found this functionality a
>> bit useful, hope others do too.
>> The new version also adds support for handling .NET assemblies.
>> enjoy
>> --sigbjorn
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