Cabal 1.24 status update

Mikhail Glushenkov mikhail.glushenkov at
Tue Apr 19 21:39:44 UTC 2016

Hi *,

A short update on the status of the 1.24 release.

Due to GHC 8 final having been repeatedly postponed we were able to
get the nix-local-build work and a bunch of other patches initially
targeted for merged before the first release off the 1.24

However, a number of solver issues affecting setup/component
dependencies were discovered in the meantime. They are not considered
release-critical, but are being actively looked into, and we're hoping
to get them fixed before the first 1.24 release. This work is being
done on the 'solver' branch in the repo [1].

So right now I'm planning to cut the 1.24 release either soon after
GHC 8 RC4 is out, or once those solver patches are merged, whichever
comes first.


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