Getting Cabal 1.2 ready for GHC 7.10.1 RC1
Herbert Valerio Riedel
hvr at gnu.org
Sat Dec 13 08:57:11 UTC 2014
...how's progress for a Cabal RC to go w/ GHC 7.10.1 RC1? :-)
On 2014-12-02 at 11:16:46 +0100, Johan Tibell wrote:
> I think I can have a RC out without 2 weeks.
> On Tue, Dec 2, 2014 at 8:53 AM, Luite Stegeman <stegeman at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Dec 1, 2014 at 7:40 PM, Bardur Arantsson <spam at scientician.net>
>>> Mostly out of curiousity: is there *any* conceivable chance of getting
>>> the GHCJS bits merged in? (I'm hoping/guessing the maintainer of GHCJS
>>> is also on this list.)
>> Yes, I am on this list. A small part has already been merged, and there's
>> a pull request for the changes in the package description and flags, which
>> include the GHCJS compiler flavour. While discussing the patch with Duncan,
>> we agreed that a few changes were in order, which I've made, I'll amend the
>> pull request later today.
>> What's left then is the backend itself. The changes there are only in the
>> build system, so they don't touch the public API / file formats, but on the
>> other hand they do touch quite a bit of code and require some restructuring
>> of the GHC backend to allow some of the code to be reused without
>> copy/pasting the whole backend (smaller customizations are required for
>> ghc-pkg and haddock).
>> I'm going to spend some time this week to submit the next part of the
>> code, test it with my experimental GHC 7.10 branch of GHCJS. The important
>> public changes have been discussed / prepared already, so it'll mostly come
>> down to how well this code will stand up to scrutinization of the reviewers.
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