HEADS UP: Need 7.10.3?
lukexipd at gmail.com
Mon Sep 14 22:47:59 UTC 2015
Oh, and I guess it was implied, but I'm hugely in favor of a release : )
#10568 breaks linking with GLFW on Mac, and #10672 breaks linking with C++
libraries on Windows (Bullet Physics, in this case).
We're working on and evangelizing Haskell for game and VR dev heavily right
now and those are both directly in the critical path.
On Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 3:21 PM, Luke Iannini <lukexipd at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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>
>> 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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