GHC 8.0.2 status

Ben Gamari ben at
Fri Nov 18 04:42:36 UTC 2016

Ben Gamari <ben at> writes:

> Hello GHCers,
> Thanks to the work of darchon the last blocker for the 8.0.2 release
> (#12479) has nearly been resolved. After the fix has been merged I'll be
> doing some further testing of the ghc-8.0 branch and cut a source
> tarball for 8.0.2-rc1 later this week.
> If you intend on offering a binary release for 8.0.2 it would be great
> if you could plan on testing the tarball promptly so we can cut 8.0.2
> and move on to planning for 8.2.1.
> Thanks for your help and patience!
Hello everyone!

Well, here we are, another month and another handful of bugs later but
at long last I have good news to report: I just finished a set of builds
on our tier 1 platforms and it seems that things are finally in
reasonably good shape.

I put the finishing touches on the tree today and will try to cut a
source tarball for 8.0.2-rc1 tomorrow. Here's to hoping that things go
more smoothly from here on out. As usual, I'd like to plan on a
seven-day window between the source release and final release
announcement. However, let me know if this will be too onerous and we
can discuss other options.


 - Ben

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