[Haskell-cafe] Minimal Haskell Platform

Michal Antkiewicz mantkiew at gsd.uwaterloo.ca
Wed Apr 16 01:35:21 UTC 2014

Re: MSYS. I always install MSYS after installing the platform on windows,
so that would be extremely useful. However (I cannot recall the details
atm) MSYS alone may still not be sufficient to build some packages.


On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 4:21 PM, Mikhail Glushenkov <
the.dead.shall.rise at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> 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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