[Haskell-cafe] Cabal install on Windows 7
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Thu Sep 10 08:26:38 EDT 2009
No Windows XP did not have support for roaming profiles yet I think.
But it wouldn't be too difficult to use %LOCALAPPDATA% first, and when
it doesn't exist, use %APPDATA%?
This article explains a lot about the differences; I didn't have time
yet to read it in detail
What other software sometimes does (like Autodesk Maya), is just
create a folder in the "My Documents" logical folder. I personally
don't like this.
On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 1:16 PM, Deniz Dogan <deniz.a.m.dogan at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2009/9/10 Sebastian Sylvan <sebastian.sylvan at gmail.com>:
>> On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 10:58 AM, Duncan Coutts
>> <duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
>>> On Wed, 2009-09-09 at 20:19 +0100, Sebastian Sylvan wrote:
>>> > On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 1:28 PM, Duncan Coutts
>>> > <duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
>>> > If the Windows users can come to a consensus on whether the
>>> > default should be global or user, then we can easily switch
>>> > it. The same applies for the default global or user
>>> > installation paths.
>>> > I think it's morally right to run as user by default. Yes, the windows
>>> > culture has some legacy that may, on occasion, make it slightly harder
>>> > to use "well behaved" programs, but it's fairly minor these days.
>>> So is it just a matter of switching the default, or do the default user
>>> paths have to change too? Is there any recommended/sensible place for
>>> installing per-user applications on Windows? (I think there wasn't on
>>> XP, but perhaps that's changed on Vista/Win7)
>> I think it's %LOCALAPPDATA%
>> Sebastian Sylvan
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> Is there any %LOCALAPPDATA% on Windows XP? If not, what is the
> difference between %LOCALAPPDATA% and %APPDATA% in Windows Vista/7? I
> was thinking if it's not unreasonable to store Cabal stuff in
> %APPDATA%, one might as well use that and cover XP, Vista and 7 all in
> Deniz Dogan
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