[ANNOUNCE] GHC 7.10.3 release candidate 1

George Colpitts george.colpitts at gmail.com
Mon Nov 2 18:18:40 UTC 2015

Will there be a Mac release candidate also?


On Mon, Nov 2, 2015 at 12:03 PM, Ben Gamari <ben at well-typed.com> wrote:

> We are pleased to announce the first (and hopefully only) release
> candidate for GHC 7.10.3:
>     https://downloads.haskell.org/~ghc/7.10.3-rc1/
> This includes the source tarball and bindists for 64-bit and 32-bit
> modern Linux (GMP 5.0 or later) and Windows. These binaries and tarballs
> have an accompanying SHA256SUMS file signed by my GPG key id
> (0x97DB64AD). As always, our content delivery network tends to be a bit
> slow on the uptake. If you see an empty directory at this URL just add a
> few superfluous slashes to the end; this is typically enough to fool it.
> The 7.10.2 release was well-behaved save a couple notable bugs; while we
> have merged a good number of bug fixes in 7.10.3 they were were
> largely low risk and so we expect that this release should be
> similiarly stable.
> The one exception to this is an upgrade of the Windows compiler
> toolchain to GCC 5.2. Windows users have been long suffering at the hand
> of our old toolchain (e.g. lack of response file support, #8596, and
> lack of SEH support) so we expect that this change should fix far more
> than breaks.
> We plan to make the 7.10.3 release sometime next week.
> Please test this as much as possible; bugs are much cheaper if we find
> them before the release and this will ideally be the last release of the
> 7.10 series.
> Happy testing,
> - Ben
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