[ANNOUNCE] GHC 8.2.2 release candidate 1

Boespflug, Mathieu m at tweag.io
Mon Oct 2 22:13:10 UTC 2017

Thanks! As you say - not a regression over 8.0.2, but is a regression
over 8.0.1 (albeit a very conscious one).
Mathieu Boespflug
Founder at http://tweag.io.

On 3 October 2017 at 00:01, Ben Gamari <ben at smart-cactus.org> wrote:
> "Boespflug, Mathieu" <m at tweag.io> writes:
>> Hi Ben,
>> https://ghc.haskell.org/trac/ghc/ticket/13702 break projects like
>> sparkle and others, since they crucially rely on PIE, in this case to
>> dynamically load executables in the JVM. It looks like you committed a
>> fix for this in HEAD. Any chance you could backport this to the GHC
>> 8.2 branch?
> Sorry for the delay; I had to mull this over as I'm a bit weary since
> this is not a strict regression over 8.0. However, I'm sympathetic since
> this is a rather recent regression (introduced in 8.0.2) and the patch
> is quite low-risk. I'll merge.
> Cheers,
> - Ben

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