[Haskell-cafe] Re: universal binary version of Haskell Platform?

Benjamin L.Russell dekudekuplex at yahoo.com
Sun Dec 6 02:14:06 EST 2009

On Thu, 03 Dec 2009 10:52:35 +0000, Duncan Coutts
<duncan.coutts at googlemail.com> wrote:

>There no binary platform installer for OSX PPC. You'll have to grab
>ghc-6.10.4 for PPC from the ghc download page and then install the
>platform from the generic source tarball.

Ah, that's too bad.  That means that I won't be able to invoke GHC
outside of the Terminal application by default, and that even if I
create a Darwin shell script and alias to invoke it from Aqua, the
icon for that shell script will only be generic by default.  I'd
rather click on an application icon in the Dock.

>If you'd like to help us next time to make a platform binary for PPC
>then that'd be great. I don't think we have the setup to make universal
>binaries but it should be possible to make a PPC build if we have a

Sure, barring job-related time constraints, I'd be happy to volunteer.
My Mac just went out of service because of a hardware problem with the
memory, so I'm order new replacement RAM this weekend.  As soon as
that arrives and I install it, the problem should be resolved.

What should I do?

-- Benjamin L. Russell

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