Windows installer 2009.2.1 RC1

Mikhail Glushenkov the.dead.shall.rise at
Sun May 31 21:05:26 EDT 2009

Hi all,

I've uploaded the 2009.2.1 release candidate installer to

Unless someone finds serious bugs in this RC, it can be released unchanged.

What's new in 2009.2.1-rc1:

    * The platform installer is now relocatable (all libraries are installed
      into a single directory, and referred to via '$topdir' in package.conf).

    * The default install directory no longer contains spaces (it was changed to

Known issues:

    * The network and time libraries shipped with GHC 6.10.3 were replaced with
      versions specified in the 'haskell-platform.cabal' file ( and instead of 2.2.1 and 1.1.3, respectively).

    * The issue of upgrading wasn't given much thought, so you're advised to
      delete the previous Haskell Platform installation before using this
      installer. OTOH, our behaviour is no worse than that of the existing GHC

    * The installer may work with restricted user accounts, but it has not been
      tested and is not officially supported. The "just unpack" option should
      work, however, since it doesn't do anything fancy.

    * glut32.dll is not included, though it probably should be.


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