GHC 8.0.1 release plan

Ben Gamari ben at
Mon Mar 28 19:16:19 UTC 2016

Ben Gamari <ben at> writes:

> Hello GHCers,
> After numerous delays, I think we may finally be converging on a
> (hopefully final) 8.0.1 release candidate. Thanks to the tireless
> efforts of Richard Eisenberg, Simon PJ, and many others almost all of
> the release blocking tickets [1] have now been resolved. There are a few
> patches currently waiting for review that should hopefully be mergeable
> within the next few days.
> After these last patches have been merged I'll proceed in cutting
> the source distribution for GHC 8.0.1 release candidate 3. This release
> candidate will be made available immediately, although, in accordance
> with our new release policy [2], binary distributions won't be available
> until seven days later.
Oops, forgot the reference here. The new release timing policy was
described here,

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