GHC 8.2.1-rc1 source tarball availability

George Colpitts george.colpitts at
Tue Apr 4 21:00:04 UTC 2017

I don't know how to produce a binary distribution but I did do a build on
Mac OS 10.12.4 with XCode 8.3. It went flawlessly and subjectively seemed
much faster than previous builds. I then did a cabal install of hlint and
verified that hlint worked.

On Tue, Apr 4, 2017 at 1:22 AM Ben Gamari <ben at> wrote:

> tl;dr: If you would like to produce a binary distribution for GHC
>        8.2.1-rc1 then let me know, grab the source distribution and
>        start building. The binary distributions will be announced one
>        week from today.
> Hello GHC packagers,
> I am happy to announce the release of the 8.2.1-rc1 source distribution
> to binary packagers. You will find the usual source artifacts at
> As usual, the sooner we can get the binary distributions together the
> better, but I will hold off on announcing the distributions until next
> Sunday to ensure we're all on the same page. It would be appreciated if
> you could reply to this message confirming that you intend to offer a
> binary distribution this release.
> Otherwise, let me know if you have any trouble building your
> distribution. I have yet to push the ghc-8.2.1-rc1 tag in case we
> encounter unexpected issues but all of my builds with this tarball
> thusfar have gone swimmingly save a few known issues (namely #13426,
> #13233, and #13509).
> Good luck and thanks for all of your work!
> Cheers,
> - Ben
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