version control and LIP

Simon Peyton-Jones simonpj at
Mon Mar 15 09:17:17 EST 2004

I don't have any opinion about the relative merits of different VC
systems (except selfish reluctance to learn a new one) but whatever you
choose *must* work flawlessly on Windows as well as Unix.  Lots of
people use Haskell on Windows machines.

With Gour's encouragement I managed to build GHC quite easily using
MSYS, a lightweight cousin of Cygwin.  When I install the MSYS developer
toolkit I get CVS and ssh.  I'm certain I don't get arch/darcs etc.
It's not a big deal to install something else, but the something else
should be guaranteed available for Windows and (strong preference) not
require Cygwin.


| -----Original Message-----
| From: libraries-bounces at
[mailto:libraries-bounces at] On Behalf Of Isaac Jones
| Sent: 15 March 2004 02:51
| To: Krasimir Angelov
| Cc: libraries at
| Subject: Re: version control and LIP
| Krasimir Angelov <ka2_mail at> writes:
| > Does the arch works under Windows?
| It seems that there is some support, as you've already discovered.
| Apparently, cygwin is only one out of 3 options:
| I hope you can solve this problem.  Perhaps this is another reason I
| should move to darcs?  How's darcs support in windows?
| peace,
| isaac
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