[arch-haskell] ghc-7.0.3 & haskell-platform

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Sat Oct 12 07:39:25 UTC 2013

Brilliant, I know there are a few of us who have been waiting for


On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 05:15:43PM +0300, Vesa Kaihlavirta wrote:
> Hello to all Haskellites,
> There's finally an upgraded haskell-platform and corresponding
> packages in extra/ -- reason for the delay was partly lack of
> brainpower (I had some time, but didn't have the energy to work with
> thought). When my summer vacation just started, I got enough quality
> time with the problem and managed to untangle the mess in minutes,
> really.
> What happened recently:
> - reversed FS#17875, which was alone causing all the trouble :(
> - ghc-7.0.3-2, haskell-platform-2011.2.0.0-4 went into testing repo
> - started moving everything else away from extra to community
> (-testing at first)
>   * this is not many packages, I think it's just darcs, haddock and
> their dependencies
> - xmonad, xmonad-contrib and their deps built and uploaded to community-testing
> ghc-7.0.4 just came out, which fixes some nasty bugs, but sadly, the
> platform is not there yet.
> Rémy was doing some work on automating the whole rebuild process
> (which is currently about 20-30 separate build & install steps when
> doing manually), but I don't know how that went.
> --vk (vegai)
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