Windows installer - beta release

Simon Marlow marlowsd at
Wed May 6 05:31:09 EDT 2009

On 02/05/2009 07:24, Mikhail Glushenkov wrote:
> Hi Bulat,
> Bulat Ziganshin<bulat.ziganshin at ...>  writes:
>>>> btw, HP installer creates "Start menu/Haskell Platform/6.10.2" menu. may
>>>> be it should be "Start menu/Haskell Platform/2009.0.0"?
>>> The default value is "GHC/6.10.2" - I assume that you
>>> changed "GHC" to "Haskell Platform" manually?
>> no! i've installed HP into C:\Base\Compiler\HaskellPlatform but this
>> probably doesn't make difference
> This should be fixed in the latest RC.

I should point out that if the Haskell Platform installs GHC and the 
tools to a directory with spaces in by default, then you can't use it to 
build GHC (GHC's build system can't use tools from directories with 
spaces in).

This will be a significant gotcha for people who want to build GHC on 


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