GHC 7.8 Release Status & Schedule

Carter Schonwald carter.schonwald
Thu Oct 10 02:07:16 UTC 2013

Indeed.  There's a few straggling things but overall we're in feature
freeze overall right now, right?

On Wednesday, October 9, 2013, Johan Tibell wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 9, 2013 at 4:07 PM, Bryan O'Sullivan <bos at<javascript:;>>
> wrote:
> > One of the factors that's blocking my ability to build Hackage packages
> is
> > that Hackage does not contain versions of a number of bundled-with-GHC
> > packages that have versions matching the versions shipping with HEAD. It
> > would unblock that process somewhat if you were to upload new versions of
> > unix and various other packages that are not yet in sync fairly soon,
> > preferably well before cutting the branch. Thanks!
> +1. Forgetting to upload GHC released packages altogether (even after
> the release) has been a problem in the past. I think we should aim for
> making releases of all the packages GHC ships with before we make the
> actual release. It will make sure 1) that's not forgotten and 2)
> people have more time to fix their packages.
> There's clearly a tension here: GHC might change last minute and break
> one of the just released packages again, forcing another release. If
> we release the packages once we enter feature freeze for GHC, that
> should be a rare occurrence.
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