[Haskell-cafe] Problem with Haskell Platform website

Dietrich Epp depp at zdome.net
Wed Mar 24 10:55:31 EDT 2010

There's a problem with the Haskell Platform website.  I'm posting the  
message here because I gave up looking for contact information for the  
site, maybe someone here can forward the message or tell me who to  
forward it to?

The specific page is http://hackage.haskell.org/platform/mac.html

Being one of the few who still use the PPC architecture, I expect to  
have to build my own packages from source.  Imagine my surprise when  
the Haskell platform uses the "Universal Binary" logo on the Mac  
download.  Nowhere on the Mac download page does it specify an  
architecture.  However, the binary is i386 only and not PPC.  So I  
just wasted time downloading something I can't install on my computer.

This page shows the "Universal Binary" logo: http://hackage.haskell.org/platform/

Here is Apple's "Universal Binary" page, which describes what the logo  
means: http://www.apple.com/universal/

It would be nice to get rid of the "Universal Binary" logo and to mark  
the packages as i386.

--Dietrich Epp

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