The GHC 8.0 feature freeze is coming

Ben Gamari ben at
Wed Dec 2 19:34:10 UTC 2015

tl;dr: feature freeze is imminent; get any remaining patches in ASAP.

Hello all,

The GHC 8.0 release cycle is quickly approaching its conclusion. While
there are a few patches still outstanding (most notably the no-kinds
branch to which we owe the major version number bump), most everything
else has at this point been merged.

If you are still sitting on a patch then please post it for review as
soon as possible. We will enter a formal feature freeze within the next
week. If things go according to plan we will have be able to fork the
8.0 branch shortly thereafter and have a release candidate within two

Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release!


- Ben
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