The GHC 8.0 feature freeze is coming

Luite Stegeman stegeman at
Thu Dec 3 12:57:38 UTC 2015

Is Simon's remote GHCi patch planned to go in before the fork? I'm still
working on upgrading GHCJS to work with the master branch, but I haven't
quite finished yet. This change would clearly require some restructuring of
GHCJSi and Template Haskell in GHCJS, and I'm not sure if a week is enough
to test the changes. Also the recent removal of boot file merging
reintroduces a problem with that I'm not sure can be fixed without adding a
new hook.

What's the policy on adding hooks or GHC API tweaks after the freeze?



On Wed, Dec 2, 2015 at 7:34 PM Ben Gamari <ben at> wrote:

> 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
> weeks.
> Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release!
> Cheers,
> - Ben
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