[Haskell-cafe] Minimal Haskell Platform

Mikhail Glushenkov the.dead.shall.rise at gmail.com
Tue Apr 15 20:21:17 UTC 2014


On 15 April 2014 12:11, Simon Hengel <sol at typeful.net> wrote:
> When looking at `network` specifically, I think it does not even have
> external dependencies, it just needs a C compiler and GNU autotools. So
> if we care about Windows support, couldn't we just bundle MingGW with a
> minimalistic GHC + cabal-install distribution.  That would not only
> solve the network case, but also work for other packages that include
> some C files in the cabal package or need autotools for whatever reason.

GHC on Windows already includes MinGW, but you also need MSYS for
configure scripts. I do want to ship MSYS with the HP installer, but
haven't got around to integrating it yet.

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