7.10 STABLE freeze date

Austin Seipp austin at well-typed.com
Sun Nov 9 13:50:32 UTC 2014

(Sorry for the late reply, was away Saturday.)

This looks good to me. I'll try to review it on Monday.

I will be spending a lot of time in Differential this week...

On Fri, Nov 7, 2014 at 4:05 PM, Edward Z. Yang <ezyang at mit.edu> wrote:
> 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!
> Edward
> 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. ;)


Austin Seipp, Haskell Consultant
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