7.8.1 plan

Manuel M T Chakravarty chak at cse.unsw.edu.au
Tue Mar 25 00:13:33 UTC 2014

Awesome! Thanks for all the hard work!!


Austin Seipp <austin at well-typed.com>:
> Hello all,
> As I'm sure you're all aware, it's the final countdown. The (final)
> source distribution will be up within a few hours, and then we'll
> continue on from there. Yay! I will post an update when that is, so
> Gabor/Luke/Karel can make binaries from the sources as I do so.
> Second, there are just two things I want to note:
>  - For people following the Windows debacle in #8834, there has been
> a bug fixed, but one may still remain. The TL;DR of this is that we
> currently have a committed workaround in place we'll keep using, but
> Simon has made some good steps towards finding the bug.
>  - Lots of people, I'm sure, are wondering what's going on with Safe
> Haskell and the GND story. The TL;DR of this one is that "everything
> will be the same as in 7.6" - GND is considered an Unsafe feature, and
> Data.Coerce is behind Unsafe bars. From a safety point of view,
> nothing should change for library authors I cherry picked these
> changes into 7.8 last night.
> In the mean time, the 7.8 branch is effectively closed. If you have
> something to commit, and I *really* mean something, you can let me
> know. But your deadline is hours, not days! I'm doing a final review
> of all the trees before pushing the library tags, and after that I'll
> begin rolling the sdist.
> Anyway, the time is finally here, so let's get it over with!
> -- 
> Regards,
> Austin Seipp, Haskell Consultant
> Well-Typed LLP, http://www.well-typed.com/
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