GHC 7.8.3 release

Kazu Yamamoto (=?iso-2022-jp?B?GyRCOzNLXE9CSScbKEI=?=) kazu at
Thu Jul 3 00:16:34 UTC 2014


I would like to the status of GHC 7.8.3, too. Thanks.


> On 05/27/2014 10:06 AM, Austin Seipp wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> After a long week, I've finally gotten a little time to reply to
>> emails, and I mainly have one question I'd like to ask.
>> First, please direct your attention to this:
>> This is the 7.8.3 milestone, but it only considers things that are:
>>  - 1) Fixed
>>  - 2) Going to be merged
>>  - 3) Are a patch to be still merged.
>> That is, it is a solid representation of the difference between 7.8.2
>> and the 7.8 branch tip.
>> The question is: when should we do the release? There are several bugs
>> there that seem quite problematic for users - #9045, #7097, #9001,
>> #8768 and #9078 in particular.
>> If these bugs are really problematic (and I sort of feel they are)
>> then the release can happen soon. I can do it within a week from now,
>> and we could punt more to a 7.8.4 release.
>> I ask this because my time to dedicate to GHC is a bit thin right now,
>> so you must help me decide what's important! So please let me know -
>> just a general vote in favor of doing it within some X timeframe (even
>> 'real soon' or 'a week would be great') would be nice.
>> PS: I apologize for the lack of status updates and brief email - my
>> time for GHC has been in very short order the past two weeks in
>> particular, and I've finally just returned to a computer (not mine)
>> for right now to ask this.
>> PPS: This might also impact the 7.10 schedule, but last Simon and I
>> talked, we thought perhaps shooting for ICFP this time (and actually
>> hitting it) was a good plan. So I'd estimate on that a 7.8.4 might
>> happen a few months from now, after summer.
> It has been a month since and the general opinion seems to have been
> Real Soon Now, are there any big blockers?
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> Mateusz K.
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