Default prefix for Cabal on Windows

Krasimir Angelov kr.angelov at
Fri Jun 17 02:21:22 EDT 2005

Hi Isaac,

I have a half baken MSI builder for Cabal. If you or Sigbjorn are
going to make such builder I can provide my source files. The
generated installers already works but the tool still requires more
work to make it usable. The new HSQL release will have MSI database
driver which is required for this tool.


On 6/17/05, Isaac Jones <ijones at> wrote:
> Brian Smith <brianlsmith at> writes:
> (snip)
> > * Even if a program is written in Haskell and is built with Cabal, I
> imagine 
> > that people who write Windows Haskell software for non-developers will not
> > expect users to install the software via Cabal. Instead, they will provide
> > an MSI with a GUI installer. That means that, for the most part, the only
> > users of Cabal on Windows will be programmers. 
> That's not necessarily true.  As in Linux, it makes a lot of sense to
> write an interface between MSI and Cabal, and I've chatted a bit with
> Sigbjorn Finn about this.
> I'm very glad to have more windows users sending us requests!  I hope
> that a windows user can help us to implement some of these.  Krasimir
> Angelov has done lots of the windows hacking.
> peace,
>   isaac
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