GHC 7.10.2 plans

Karel Gardas karel.gardas at
Fri Jul 10 20:14:46 UTC 2015

Hi Ben,

count with me. I always thought it may be a good idea to allow some time 
to builders to do their job. For me this means few hours for i386/amd64 
solaris build and test and unfortunately about a day (~10 hours) of 
noisy run for sparc solaris build but I'll do it last time since I hope 
7.12 will have fixed SPARC NCG which should cut the time to half or I'll 
buy faster sparc gear. :-)

Generally speaking Monday morning is the best time for me. Then Wednesday.


On 07/10/15 04:46 PM, Ben Gamari wrote:
> Hi GHCers,
> So 7.10.2 is, believe it or not, slowly converging. After finding and
> fixing a number of regressions since 7.10.1 (including, unfortunately, a
> few only found this week), I think we finally have a source tree that
> could possibly be called 7.10.2.
> I have been in communication with Herbert, who has built .debs from a
> snapshot of the ghc-7.10 branch. They are currently available on his
> PPA [1] (see the ghc-7.10.2- debs). Michael will be
> using these to do a trial-build of Stackage. Hopefully by Monday we
> will have a pretty good idea of whether the tree is fit for release.
> When all of this happens we will be ready to cut the release. As usual,
> I will be doing binary builds for 32- and 64-bit Linux and Windows. As I
> understand it, a subset of you have in the past offered binary builds
> for other platforms,
>   * Mark: Mac OS X, some Haskell Platform platforms
>   * Pali: FreeBSD
>   * Karel: Solaris
> Would you be willing to do this again? Ideally we would have these
> packages available the day of the release. Assuming we can get a final,
> Stackage-validated source tarball by Monday, when do you think we could
> have all of these prepared?
> I'm willing to hold off announcing the release until late next week or
> all of these releases are available, whichever happens first (unless
> there is widespread agreement within this group that this is not enough
> time).
> Cheers,
> - Ben
> [1]

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