[Haskell-cafe] Windows emulator for testing purposes

Jeff Zaroyko jeffzaroyko at gmail.com
Mon Jan 18 16:49:51 EST 2010

On Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 7:27 AM, Ivan Lazar Miljenovic
<ivan.miljenovic at gmail.com> wrote:
> "Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH" <allbery at ece.cmu.edu> writes:
>> I wonder if Wine would be good enough for testing.
> If memory serves me correctly, I have heard about people installing the
> Windows version of GHC and using it under Wine for testing purposes...
> --
> Ivan Lazar Miljenovic
> Ivan.Miljenovic at gmail.com
> IvanMiljenovic.wordpress.com

It does work, just make sure you're using a sufficiently new version
of Wine, git or a development version from http://winehq.org/download

Older versions had a bug which broke cabal install, but I submitted a
patch for that.  What doesn't work is the installer for cygwin if you
require that, otherwise msys-git works fine for providing a bash to
run configure scripts, so long as you install mingw and update your
path, things will work pretty much the same as Windows.



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