[Haskell-cafe] Finding HP

John Van Enk vanenkj at gmail.com
Thu Dec 3 11:51:18 EST 2009

I'm all for making HP the default as long as we find a way to make some of
the larger packages (I'm thinking gtk2hs) either ship with HP in Windows or
install correctly with HP.

On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 11:46 AM, Joe Fredette <jfredett at gmail.com> wrote:

> I think it makes sense, the HP is supposed to set up the entire environment
> needed for typical haskell development (at least, that is my understanding).
> As such, what's the point in making downloading haskell mean downloading a
> single _peice_ of haskell (GHC) only to have to download _everything else
> anyway_ (cabal-et-al, various "standard" libraries, etc).
> Perhaps we could put it to some kind of community vote.
> /Joe
> On Dec 3, 2009, at 11:43 AM, Don Stewart wrote:
>  vandijk.roel:
>>> On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 11:44 PM, Gregory Crosswhite
>>> <gcross at phys.washington.edu> wrote:
>>>> On a more serious note, "Download Haskell" /= "Download Haskell
>>>> Platform", so if I were glancing down the sidebar looking for a link to
>>>> download the "Haskell Platform" then the first link wouldn't have registered
>>>> for me.  And putting a "X has been released link!" in the news does not
>>>> count as a prominent download link.
>>> If I wanted to know something *about* the *Haskell Platform* I would
>>> click the link The Haskell Platform under the section About. So it is
>>> actually mentioned 3 times on the front page. What could be improved
>>> are the 2 download links: "Download Haskell" and "Download GHC". It
>>> would perhaps be better to have one nice big "Download" button that
>>> takes you to a separate download page.
>> Having a single download link that only points to the Haskell Platform
>> would be a bit of a policy shift. Is the community ready to accept that
>> users looking for "Haskell" should be given the HP binaries?
>> If so, I can change it to have a single "Download" button. Though it
>> might be preferable to do that after the next release (the first
>> non-beta release).
>> -- Don
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