HEADS UP: Need 7.10.3?

Tuncer Ayaz tuncer.ayaz at gmail.com
Mon Sep 14 14:15:11 UTC 2015

On Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 3:53 PM, Austin Seipp wrote:
> Hi *,
> (This is an email primarily aimed at users reading this list and
> developers who have any interest).
> As some of you may know, there's currently a 7.10.3 milestone and
> status page on our wiki:
> https://ghc.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/Status/GHC-7.10.3
> The basic summary is best captured on the above page:
> "We have not yet decided when, or even whether, to release GHC
> 7.10.3. We will do so if (but only if!) we have documented cases of
> "show-stoppers" in 7.10.2. Namely, cases from users where
>   - You are unable to use 7.10.2 because of some bug
>   - There is no reasonable workaround, so you are truly stuck
>   - We know how to fix it
>   - The fix is not too disruptive; i.e. does not risk introducing a
> raft of new bugs"
> That is, we're currently not fully sold on the need for a release.
> However, the milestone and issue page serve as a useful guide, and
> also make it easier to keep track of smaller, point-release worthy
> issues.
> So in the wake of the 8.0 roadmap I just sent: If you *need* 7.10.3
> because the 7.10.x series has a major regression or problem you
> can't work around, let us know!
>   - Find or file a bug in Trac
>   - Make sure it's highest priority
>   - Assign it to the 7.10.3 milestone
>   - Follow up on this email if possible, or edit it on the status page
> text above - it would be nice to get some public feedback in one place
> about what everyone needs.
> Currently we have two bugs on the listed page in the 'show stopper
> category', possibly the same bug, which is a deal-breaker for HERMIT
> I believe. Knowing of anything else would be very useful.

Would tracking down and fixing some of the reported time and space
regressions qualify as 7.10.3 material?

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