[Haskell-cafe] Building Haskell Platform natively for 64bit Windows

Jason Dagit dagitj at gmail.com
Mon May 23 20:27:21 CEST 2011

On Mon, May 23, 2011 at 4:32 AM, Simon Marlow <marlowsd at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 18/05/2011 19:22, Jason Dagit wrote:
>> On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 2:50 AM, John Sneer<johnsneer at operamail.com>
>>  wrote:
>>> Hello all,
>>>  I know it is not probably good question to this list, but anyway,
>>>  could anyone point me to some more detailed "how to" where is
>>>  described building of Haskell Platform natively to 64bit Windows?
>> If you figure out how to do this, I would like to know as well.  I
>> could also benefit from 64bit Haskell on windows.
> There is no port of GHC to 64-bit Windows yet.  Various people have
> expressed an interest in having one, but it is a significant chunk of work
> to implement (plus extra work to maintain and build distributions), so we
> don't have any plans to do it in the short term.
> You can track progress (or lack thereof) by adding your email to the CC on
> the ticket:
> http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/ticket/1884

Thanks!  I'm trying to add myself to the ticket but I'm having some
issues.  I've had lots of account issues on the ghc trac over the
years.  I've created several usernames but never been able to login
consistently with them so I normally use the guest account.  To add
myself to that ticket I think I need a non-guest account.

Here is what seems to be happening:
  * I try to login with 'dagit' but I don't know the password
  * I try to reset the password but I can't seem to get the right
username/email combo
  * I try to create a new account (the error message in the previous
step is ambiguous enough that I thought maybe the 'dagit' account
doesn't exist), but it says the account exists.
  * I'm asking for assistance in #ghc but no one has helped me yet

On a side note, the captcha for account creation is VERY hard to read
(I got it wrong 3 times in a row, and as far as I know I'm human).

> If you want to help out, join cvs-ghc at haskell.org and we can help with
> pointers to what needs to be done.

I think I'm on that list already.  I'm very happy to help in anyway
that I can.  Do you already have a build machine for testing a 64bit


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