[Haskell-cafe] When did it become so hard to install Haskell on Windows?

Jack Kelly jack at jackkelly.name
Mon May 11 07:55:01 UTC 2020

Sven Panne <svenpanne at gmail.com> writes:

> Am Mo., 11. Mai 2020 um 04:24 Uhr schrieb Anthony Clayden <
> anthony_clayden at clear.net.nz>:
> Let's be honest: Everything which is not an MSI, or a self-installing .exe
> or a ZIP-file (for position-independent stuff) is a ridiculous, totally
> non-standard way of installing SW on Windows, scaring away tons of
> potential users. Small obstacles like this should not be underestimated,
> there are impressive numbers from e.g. the usability/success of web sites:
> Every user interaction, like a click or even just scrolling down the page,
> makes you lose a magnitude of your potential customers. 2 clicks + 1
> scrolling? => 0.1% of your customers left...

I value a good installation story for Windows, but do not have the time
or familiarity with Windows to meaningfully contribute. Is there
anywhere I can donate to that would help this cause in particular?

-- Jack

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