HEADS UP: Need 7.10.3?
lukexipd at gmail.com
Mon Sep 14 22:21:02 UTC 2015
My two showstoppers are https://ghc.haskell.org/trac/ghc/ticket/10568 and
https://ghc.haskell.org/trac/ghc/ticket/10672, both of which seem to be
already on track for 7.10.3, great!
On Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 7:15 AM, Tuncer Ayaz <tuncer.ayaz at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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