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Corrections needed?

The section titled Building Haskell says that on Windows the WXCFG environment variable should be set to "gcc_dll/mswu". Later in the same section, the example given sets it to "gcc_dll\mswu". When following through these instructions I needed to set mine to "gcc_dll\mswud". --Mikesteele81 14:20, 8 July 2010 (UTC)

Okay. Now I followed what I thought was the same procedure on another computer, and this time it really did get placed in the gcc_dll\mswu folder. --Mikesteele81 19:00, 10 July 2010 (UTC)

WxHaskell Windows issue.

I followed the instructions and could not get WxHaskell to work via "cabal install wx". After some discussion in #haskell, I finally managed to get it to work under Windows Vista with Haskell Platform 2010.2.0.0, which includes GHC 6.12.3.

The problem was that MingW32 used GCC 3.*, which simply could not compile wxWidgets 2.8.11. Instead I used MingW 4.4.0,, and proceeded to follow the rest of the instructions and everything worked out.

I would like the following link,, to reflect my experience as a Windows user.

Where it says, "MinGW 5.1.6 can be downloaded from MinGW", also mention that if the first step doesn't work, then download MingW from,, and get the "all" version.

An issue I have noticed, is that after installing Haskell Platform 2010.2.0.0, i noticed that there are no cabal or cabal-install command line tools. Its a nitpick, but it makes building and installing wxhaskell pretty tedious.