GHC 8.0.1-rc3 source tarball availability

Geoffrey Mainland mainland at
Sun Apr 10 17:16:53 UTC 2016

Does it take a while for the source tarball to show up? All I see is the
Linux binary distribution.


On 04/10/2016 11:05 AM, Ben Gamari wrote:
> tl;dr: If you would like to produce a binary distribution for GHC
>        8.0.1-rc3 then let us know, grab the source distribution and
>        start building. The binary distributions will be all released one
>        week from today.
> Hello GHC packagers,
> Austin and I are happy to announce the release of the 8.0.1-rc3 source
> distribution to binary packagers. You will find the tarball and usual
> assortment of signatures at
> This release is the first where we are following our new release policy
> [1], where a one-week delay will be introduced between the release of
> the source and binary distributions. The goal of this policy is to give
> all platforms the opportunity for support from the first day of a
> release.
> If all of the expected binary releases are submitted before the
> week-long delay is through, we can move forward with the release ahead
> of schedule. Given how late release candidate 3 is, we'd naturally like
> to get the binary releases out as soon is possible: The sooner we can
> get this -rc out the door the sooner we can get to the final release.
> Moreover, it would be appreciated if you could confirm that you intend
> to offer a binary distribution this release.
> Otherwise, let either Austin or I know if you have any trouble building
> your distribution. I have yet to push the 8.0.1-rc3 tag in case we
> encounter unexpected issues but all of my builds with this tarball
> thusfar have gone quite well.
> Good luck and thanks for all of your work!
> Cheers,
> - Ben
> [1]
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