7.8.3 source tarball imminent

Austin Seipp austin at well-typed.com
Thu Jul 10 06:50:57 UTC 2014

Hi all,

After all the paranoia and double-checking, the source tarballs are online:


NOTE: if the others making binary distributions wouldn't mind, could
you please also create .tar.xz's of your builds? In practice the last
time I did this, but repackaging the .bz2's into .xz's on my side took
a significant amount of time and CPU (several hours, actually, because
xz is very CPU intensive at level 9 compression). As a result, if you
all could do it, that would be nice, to help parallelize the workload
a bit.

You can create a .xz along with a .bz2 by saying:

$ make binary-dist # create bz2
$ make binary-dist TAR_COMP=xz # create xz

This will put both the .tar.bz2 and .tar.xz in the working directory
of your build tree. If you can't or don't want to take the time, I can
of course repackage them, but it would be nice.

Thanks everyone, let's get this over with...

On Wed, Jul 9, 2014 at 7:34 PM, Austin Seipp <austin at well-typed.com> wrote:
> Hello *,
> The 7.8.3 source tarball is imminent. I'll be creating it as soon as
> my build is done. I expect it will take an hour or so to finish.
> Note that I have not yet pushed the tag (which will mark the official
> release version), but everything should be just fine. I'm simply a bit
> paranoid and running everything through its steps again before handing
> it out.
> Gabor, Luke, Mark, Karel - you know what to do when it's here.
> As usual, I'll be taking care of Windows and the matrix of Linux
> builds. Mark has stepped up to build the OS X release, for which I'm
> quite grateful.
> Sorry for the wait everyone, but it's here, and it's looking good....
> --
> 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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