[Haskell-cafe] Re: 1,000 packages, so let's build a few!

Sittampalam, Ganesh ganesh.sittampalam at credit-suisse.com
Mon Feb 2 17:32:47 EST 2009

Don Stewart wrote:

> GHC doesn't  bundle with cabal-install on any system.
> What is needed is not for the GHC team to be doing Windows platform
> packages, but for the Windows Haskell devs to build their own system,
> as happens on all the Unices.  
> Take GHC's release, wrap it up with native installers, throw in
> useful libraries and executables like cabal. Done. 
> It's not the GHC compiler team's job to build distro-specific bundles.
> So, windows at haskell.org anyone? Get the wiki going, get the set of
> tasks created. 

Isn't the Haskell Platform going to do all this? Shouldn't interested
people just help out there?


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