GHC 8.0.1 status
christiaan.baaij at gmail.com
Sat Feb 27 22:04:40 UTC 2016
Given that I was working on at least once package (
https://github.com/goldfirere/singletons/pull/142) which gave panics on
GHC8-rc2, couldn't we get at least an GHC8-rc3 before doing an 8.0.1
release in 3 weeks?
On 27 February 2016 at 14:57, Ben Gamari <ben at well-typed.com> wrote:
> tl;dr. Stabilizing the ghc-8.0 is taking a bit longer than was anticipated.
> The release schedule is being pushed back a bit.
> Hello everyone,
> As you likely know we are currently in the depths of the 8.0 release. In
> fact, under more ideal circumstances I would probably be cutting another
> release candidate right now instead of writing this email, in
> preparation for a final release next week or so.
> However, our world is far from ideal as evidenced by the number
>  of significant bugs present on the 8.0 branch. This isn't altogether
> unexpected; we knew we were taking a bit of a risk in merging so many
> high-impact patches in one release. However, we thought that given a
> longer-than-usual period between first-candidate and the final release,
> we'd have enough time to smooth out the wrinkles. Sadly, this has taken
> a bit longer than we anticipated.
> Of course, the last thing we want is to push a known buggy release out
> the door. Consequently, we won't be delivering the 8.0.1 release next
> week as originally planned. Instead, we'll be pushing the release back
> by about three weeks. This will give developers a bit more breathing
> room in which to work out the remaining issues. Hopefully in a few weeks
> the tree will be in such a state that we can push out yet another
> candidate which, with luck, will be the last before the release.
> If you'd like to expedite the process (and have fun in the process), you
> could do worse than to having a look at Trac , choosing a bug of your
> liking, and trying your hand at solving it.
> Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this effort thusfar.
> If you have any questions about the release process or how you can help,
> don't hesistate to ask.
> - Ben
>  https://ghc.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/Status/GHC-8.0.1
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