[Haskell-cafe] Haskell Platform and Leksah on Windows

Vagif Verdi vagif.verdi at gmail.com
Thu Aug 8 20:43:58 CEST 2013

While your friend is wrong to blame haskell on his leksah installation 
problems i think the culprit here is the leksah web site.
It misinforms users saying that leksah runs on windows. It's like Blizzard 
saying Diablo 3 runs on linux because there are reports of linux users 
successfully running Diablo 3 with wine and some winetricks wodoo.

Leksah is a linux program intented to run on linux. You can (in some cases) 
successfully install and run it on windows, but you would need to go 
through certain steps installing some unrelated to windows software (gtk 

I would recommend leksah maintainers to change the language on their 
website to prevent future problems like this.

Currently the only more or less full featured haskell IDEs legitimately 
running on windows are EclipseFP and perhaps abandoned VS plugin.

On Tuesday, August 6, 2013 10:18:51 PM UTC-7, Mihai Maruseac wrote:
> Hello, 
> A friend of mine tried to install Haskell Platform and Leksah on 
> Windows and was troubled by the amount of problems he encountered as a 
> beginner in this. I've told him to ask over IRC and mailing list but 
> it seems he has some problems with registration. 
> Anyway, he blogged about his problems at 
> http://dorinlazar.ro/haskell-platform-windows-crippled/ and I'm sure 
> that we can work on fixing some of them. 
> -- 
> MM 
> "All we have to decide is what we do with the time that is given to us" 
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