NOTE: Going on a vacation for a while...

Austin Seipp austin at
Fri Jul 3 08:09:04 UTC 2015

Hi *,

A few weeks ago, as the close of the 7.10.2 release came closer, I
decided to take a vacation; one I've needed for a little while now.
Well, it's been a bit long in the tooth with the last RC (and my
terrible home internet has blocked me for the past day at least) - but
that time has come!

After the release of 7.10.2 RC2 today, I'm provisionally be "gone"
until the end of August. This week is basically done, so I'm mostly
going to be gone. I plan on making my return at ICFP 2015, more or
less (end of August in Vancouver).

I say "gone" with finger quotes, because I will still be around - but
not doing GHC stuff every day for work. I am still part of the Infrastructure team, so I'm still going to be around every
week. You can still catch me on IRC, email, or elsewhere. I'll just
have a higher latency. My laptop will be around.

If you have a problem with Phabricator, emails seem to not get
delivered, or server instability - please do CC me directly in an
email! That'll make sure it hits my inbox so I can at least respond by
the next day. I hope to actually fix some infrastructure issues, so
again, please do contact me if something is wrong.

But for GHC? In particular, for the interim, Ben Gamari, who has
recently joined us at Well-Typed, will be filling in for me. Ben has a
lot of experience working on GHC and we're happy to have him - he'll
be doing the final 7.10.2 release here in a week or two I think, and
I'm sure things will go just fine in the mean time after that.

Ben is already subscribed to every GHC patch that comes in on
Phabricator, so he'll be doing a lot of code review for the things
that come through Phabricator. You can keep me on the reviewer list as
a habit - you don't need to change anything here.

In the aftermath of this after August, I'll return, and Ben and I plan
to keep doing our thing together, and we'll all move towards 7.12.1.

But in the mean time, I'll be relaxing. I might find some time for a
recreational patch or two as well, but we'll see!

Thanks *


Austin Seipp, Haskell Consultant
Well-Typed LLP,

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