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Ticket #154 (closed defect: invalid)

Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

Windows: Please update shipped MinGW

Reported by: dwagenknecht Owned by: refold
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: Windows installer Keywords:


On Windows the Haskell Plattform comes with MinGW which is an excellent choice and makes work with Haskell much more seamless. What realy brakes my neck though is that the version shipped is really really old with GCC 3.x and so on...essentially I always follow the qtHaskell hack and overwrite the MinGW folder with the one shipped with Qt SDK.

If there are reasons to stick to an old & slow gcc, then please make the addition of MinGW to the PATH an optional thing (default of course on/checked so that novice users get a good experience) so C/C++ developers are not suddenly confronted with an inconsistent buildchain.

Thanks and keep up the excellent work!

Change History

Changed 7 years ago by refold

  • status changed from new to closed
  • resolution set to invalid

Please talk to GHC HQ about this (you will need to register at the GHC Trac). Haskell Platform uses the same MinGW version as the official GHC installer.

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