2012.2.0.0 final count down

George Colpitts george.colpitts at gmail.com
Sun May 27 15:41:29 BST 2012

My opinion for the Mac installer problems is that the command line tools
should just be a prerequisite on the Mac along with Xcode (or instead of
Xcode if that is possible and works). (other people's) wait time, bandwidth
and disk space are relatively cheap but your development/testing time is a
very valuable commodity. Also I think many (most?) users upgrading on the
Mac already have those prerequisites installed and some of the new people
coming to Haskell on the Mac will also have it installed.

Of course it would be nice if you could get it to work. Alternatively you
could remove that pre-req on the next version of the platform. Just my two
cents. I really appreciate everybody's work here.


On Sun, May 27, 2012 at 10:13 AM, Mark Lentczner
<mark.lentczner at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Sun, May 27, 2012 at 3:49 AM, Mikhail Glushenkov <
> the.dead.shall.rise at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Update: I got sick, but will hopefully be able to put together the RC
>> installer today or tomorrow.
> Hope you're feeling better!
> I've put up an rc3 source tarball, if you wan to work with that.
> Otherwise, the tip of the git repo, on the pre-release branch is at the
> same point.
> Haskell Platform 2012.2.0.0 32bit rc1.pkg<http://www.ozonehouse.com/mark/platform/haskell-platform-2012.2.0.0-rc3.tar.gz>
> haskell/haskell-platform at pre-release<https://github.com/haskell/haskell-platform/tree/pre-release>
> I'm battling one last bug in the Mac installer(*), and will upload RC3
> releases for it today.
>   - Mark
> (*) For the curious: I'm trying to get it to install and work on systems
> that have Xcode 4.3 installed, but where the user didn't do the additional
> step of installing the command line tools. Turns out the command line tools
> are already installed, just not at /usr/bin. While it would be easy to just
> tell people to install the command line tools - it seems like a double
> whammy after they've just installed Xcode since now they'd have to wait
> while Xcode downloads and installs another ~150MB copy of the tools! It's
> already tripping some people up. If I can't make it work - then I need to
> at least give a detailed installer message as to what they need to do next!
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