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(WxHaskell Windows issue.: new section)

Revision as of 07:17, 13 January 2011

1 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)

2 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.