Opened 13 years ago

Closed 10 months ago

#110 closed feature request (wontfix)

Cygwin binaries

Reported by: fizzgig Owned by:
Priority: lowest Milestone:
Component: None Version: None
Keywords: Cc:
Operating System: Windows Architecture: Unknown/Multiple
Type of failure: None/Unknown Test Case: N/A
Blocked By: Blocking:
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Description (last modified by kfrdbs)

A complete set of binaries for ghc and ghci under 
cygwin would be really nice.

Using the win32-version works, but is far from satisfying.

GHCI does not recognize the arrow keys, thus no 
command history (annoying errors instead) and I've 
heard others complain about problem with linking, since 
win32-ghc uses it's own gcc.

I tried to compile ghc myself, but gave up after a few 
hours.

Please compile it and include it in cygwin's auto-update 
system.

Change History (13)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by hafnert

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That would be really great! I tried to cross compile on a
Linux box for Cygwin, but didn't succeed either.

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by igloo

  • Architecture set to Unknown
  • Description modified (diff)
  • difficulty set to Unknown
  • Operating System set to Unknown
  • Test Case set to N/A

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by igloo

  • Milestone set to _|_

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by simonmar

  • Architecture changed from Unknown to Unknown/Multiple

comment:5 Changed 7 years ago by simonmar

  • Operating System changed from Unknown to Unknown/Multiple

comment:6 Changed 6 years ago by igloo

  • Owner nobody deleted
  • Status changed from assigned to new

comment:7 Changed 6 years ago by yairchu

  • Operating System changed from Unknown/Multiple to Windows
  • Type of failure set to None/Unknown

comment:8 Changed 6 years ago by jaalto

For more information about the Cygwin compilation can be found at bug http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/ticket/3740

comment:9 Changed 13 months ago by kfrdbs

  • Description modified (diff)

comment:10 Changed 13 months ago by kfrdbs

  • Description modified (diff)

comment:11 Changed 10 months ago by gintas

Are we sure we still want this? Mingw binaries are generally preferred on Windows, and the current ghc Windows build is quite usable.

comment:12 Changed 10 months ago by gintas

  • Priority changed from normal to lowest

comment:13 Changed 10 months ago by simonmar

  • Resolution changed from None to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed
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