7.8.2 bugs and beyond

Austin Seipp austin at well-typed.com
Thu Apr 10 12:53:02 UTC 2014

Hello all,

Misfortune has struck unfortunately - we shipped with a bit of an
awful bug in 7.8.1, see #8978. The good news is Simon already has a
fix! Yay!

However, I'll probably be going ahead and releasing an immediate
today. For everyone, I don't think this changes much regarding my last
email - just substitute '7.8.2' with '7.8.3' where you might see it.

Here's the list of 7.8.3 bugs for reference, I migrated the old 7.8.2
tickets here:



On Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 7:34 PM, Austin Seipp <austin at well-typed.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> 7.8.1 is out. Yay! Now, on to the next thing.
> Here's the very preliminary 7.8.2 buglist:
>  - https://ghc.haskell.org/trac/ghc/query?group=status&milestone=7.8.2
> Note that this list has effectively received zero curation so far. I
> plan on fixing that soon, and in the process I am probably going to
> touch a lot of trac tickets (so I apologize in advance for the mail
> spam, because y'all are probably going to get a lot of it). This will
> include re-prioritizing these bugs, so take things with a grain of
> salt right now.
> Note that the bug tracker now has 7.8.1 as the default version - if
> you're filing bugs, please be sure to try it first of course. :) And
> don't forget to set the milestone to 7.8.2 if you think it qualifies
> for a fix. There are already a couple of things in the merge queue.
> There's currently no expected date for 7.8.2. Should it arrive
> quickly? Or slowly? Simon, Simon and I are inclined to just let things
> play out for a while of course, which is the traditional way things
> are done. But this release window has been especially awkward, so
> we'll see what happens.
> This of course leaves timeline questions for 7.10 open - but before we
> decide that, now's a time to just get some hacking done I suppose...
> --
> Regards,
> Austin Seipp, Haskell Consultant
> Well-Typed LLP, http://www.well-typed.com/


Austin Seipp, Haskell Consultant
Well-Typed LLP, http://www.well-typed.com/

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