Windows installer - beta release

Bulat Ziganshin bulat.ziganshin at
Wed Apr 22 08:39:06 EDT 2009

Hello Duncan,

Wednesday, April 22, 2009, 3:10:18 PM, you wrote:

> There is no problem with it being run from a directory with spaces. The
> only problem is building it with a --prefix set to a dir with spaces, or
> if the source tarball is in a dir with spaces. The existing installers
> for ghc install to program files/ghc I think. You might like to double
> check that.

> I think as far as possible we should be consistent with the existing ghc
> installer. Note also that

afair, ghc installs any version to "program files/ghc", successfully
overwriting previous one. if we want to support multiple ghc versions
installation, we shouldn't duplicate this behavior.

installing into "program files/haskell/ghc-x.y.z" looks good for me -
everything HP-related will be in the same dir, multiple HP versions can

btw, HP installer creates "Start menu/Haskell Platform/6.10.2" menu. may
be it should be "Start menu/Haskell Platform/2009.0.0"?

Best regards,
 Bulat                            mailto:Bulat.Ziganshin at

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