GHC 7.8.4: call for tickets, show stoppers, and timelines - oh my!
carter.schonwald at gmail.com
Sat Oct 18 17:43:59 UTC 2014
would https://ghc.haskell.org/trac/ghc/ticket/9284 be good candidate for
It looks like its the only forkProcess related bug fix that wasnt merged
into 7.8.3, and impacts OS X
On Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 12:37 PM, Austin Seipp <austin at well-typed.com>
> Hi *,
> After some discussion with Simon & Mikolaj today, I'd like to direct
> you all at this:
> This status page is the basic overview of what we plan on doing for
> 7.8.4. There are two basic components to this page:
> - Show stopping bugs.
> - Everything else, which is "nice to have".
> Show stoppers are listed at the top of the page, in the first
> paragraph. Right now, this includes:
> - #9439 - LLVM mangling too vigorously.
> - #8819 - Arithmetic failures for unregistered systems
> - #8690 - SpecConstr blow-up
> And that's all. But what's all the other stuff? That's "everything else".
> Aside from these tickets listed here - and any future amendments to it
> - all other tickets will only be considered nice-to-have. What does
> that mean?
> - It's low risk to include.
> - It clearly fixes the problem
> - It doesn't take Austin significant amounts of time to merge.
> For example, "Tickets marked merge with no milestone" are all
> nice-to-have. Similarly, all the *closed tickets* on this page may be
> re-opened and merged again, since most didn't make it to 7.8.4.
> Ditto with the remaining categories.
> OK, so that's the gist. Now I ask of you the following:
> - If you have a show-stopping bug with GHC 7.8.3, **you really,
> _positively_ need to file a bug, and get in contact with me ASAP**.
> Otherwise you'll be waiting for 7.10 most likely.
> - Again: if you have a show stopper, contact me. Very soon.
> - If there are bugs you *think* are showstoppers, but we didn't
> categorize them properly, let me know.
> Anything we accept as a show-stopper will delay the release of 7.8.4.
> Anything else can (and possibly will) be left behind. Luckily, almost
> all of the show stoppers have patches. Only #8819 does not, but I have
> asked Sergei to look into it for me if he has time today.
> Finally, I would please ask that users/developers do not include their
> own personal pet tickets under "show stoppers" without consulting me
> first, at least. :) If it's just nice to have, you can still pester
> me, of course, and I'll try to make it happen.
> I would like to have 7.8.4 out and done with by mid November, before
> we freeze the new STABLE branch for 7.10.1. That's not a hard
> deadline; just a timeframe I'd like to hit.
> Let me know if you have any questions or comments; thanks!
>  A lot of the closed tickets on this page had an improper milestone
> set, which is why they show up. You can mostly ignore them, I
> Austin Seipp, Haskell Consultant
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