GHC release timing and future build infrastructure
allbery.b at gmail.com
Tue Aug 1 16:30:17 UTC 2017
On Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 10:19 PM, Ben Gamari <ben at well-typed.com> wrote:
> I just posted a pair of posts on the GHC blog [1,2] laying out some
> thoughts on the GHC release cycle timing  and how this relates to the
> in-progress Jenkins build infrastructure . When you have a some time
> feel free to give them a read and comment (either here or on the Reddit
> thread ).
This release was actually a bit unusual for recent releases, in that a
significant delay did *not* come from working around a major breaking
behavior change in a Tier 1 platform; recent examples being macOS's load
commands limit and Ubuntu defaulting to position-independent executables.
I think this might be relevant to the question of slipping extra stuff into
releases: it's become so common to have extra time courtesy of Tier 1
platforms breaking things on us that slipping extra stuff in is now
brandon s allbery kf8nh sine nomine associates
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