7.10 STABLE freeze date

Edward Z. Yang ezyang at mit.edu
Fri Nov 7 22:05:15 UTC 2014

Hey Austin,

Simon and I have been talking about fixing #8427
(https://ghc.haskell.org/trac/ghc/ticket/8427), but our
current plan of action will involve interface file changes
at least and maybe some invasive changes. A heads up!


Excerpts from Austin Seipp's message of 2014-11-07 13:35:38 -0800:
> Hi all,
> After some deliberation, we've decided that the STABLE freeze for 7.10
> will happen in approximately two weeks, on November 21st. We're hoping
> to stick to this date closely, but do read below.
> This is perhaps a short time to freeze, but right now, we've only got
> a couple things we're planning on focusing on for the next few weeks.
> And these are really the major things we're waiting for. See below:
>  - https://ghc.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/Status/GHC-7.10.1
> These are just:
>  - D155, LLVM 3.5 compatibility,
>  - D396 and D169, DWARF/source code note work. These are mostly in me
> and Simon's court to do another review round, but I think will be OK
> to get them in on time.
>  - D168, Partial type signatures. The ball is in Simon's court on this
> one, but he's had several good rounds of discussion with Thomas etc
> from what I understand.
> Based on our discussions earlier this week, I think these all will
> make it just in time for the freeze.
> Nota bene: if there is *any* delay, it will be for these, as we picked
> them as the highest priority in our own views. It is unlikely we will
> delay any so people can sneak in a few other things. So, if you want
> something of yours in, you better get me, Simon & Simon, Herbert,
> etc's attention pronto! That way we'll have time to get it in first.
> To make things easier, we'll also be pushing the lhs->hs conversion
> pretty soon so cherry picking/merges are easier, and do some other
> cleanups.
> And outside of that, we've still been having a healthy flow of bug
> fixes falling into the tree, which is great. So if you're just
> bugfixing, please keep doing so - we'll be pulling bugfixes into the
> tree continuously.
> We will also be pulling in submodule/library updates continuously,
> like we did for the 7.8 branch.
> Let me know if you have questions, objections, or really really really
> want something - but I won't be as nice as last time I'm afraid. ;)

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