[ANNOUNCE] GHC 8.8.1-alpha2 is now available

Ben Gamari ben at well-typed.com
Tue Jun 18 13:42:08 UTC 2019

Karel Gardas <karel.gardas at centrum.cz> writes:

> Hi Ben,
> On 06/15/19 09:35 PM, Ben Gamari wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> The GHC team is pleased to announce the second and likely last alpha
>> release of GHC 8.8.1. The source distribution, binary distributions, and
>> documentation are available at
>>      https://downloads.haskell.org/~ghc/8.8.1-alpha2
>> A draft of the release notes is also available [1].
> No sure why, but fix for #13633 has not made into the 8.8 branch. Due to 
> this testwsdeque fails from time to time on POWER. Tested on 
> ppc64le/ubuntu 18.04. Bootstrapped with ghc 8.6.3.
> Is there any chance you may cherrypick Peter's fix in merge request 445? 
> Would be great since otherwise besides some profiling related tests 
> failing the build looks fine on ppc64le.
Thanks Karel! I've cherry-picked this and there will be an additional
set of memory ordering fixes [1] appearing in 8.8 as well.


- Ben

[1] https://gitlab.haskell.org/ghc/ghc/merge_requests/1128/
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