[ANNOUNCE] GHC 8.6.4 is now available
takenobu.hs at gmail.com
Wed Mar 6 12:12:05 UTC 2019
I always appreciate your hard work.
Perhaps you may know, but the following html documents are not included in
the windows tarball :
These files were included in ghc-8.6.3 tarball .
These are very useful in offline or slow network environment :)
On Wed, Mar 6, 2019 at 5:53 AM Ben Gamari <ben at well-typed.com> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> The GHC team is very happy to announce the availability of GHC 8.6.4, a
> bugfix release in the GHC 8.6 series. The source distribution, binary
> distributions, and documentation for this release are available at
> The 8.6.4 release fixes several regressions present in 8.6.3 including:
> - A regression resulting in segmentation faults on Windows introduced
> by the fix for #16071 backported in 8.6.3. This fix has been reverted,
> meaning that 8.6.4 is once again susceptible to #16071. #16071 will
> be fixed in GHC 8.8.1.
> - A bug resulting in incorrect locking on Darwin, potentially resulting
> in hangs at shutdown (#16150)
> - A few bugs in the profiled runtime resulting in the potential for
> memory unsafety has been fixed (#15508).
> - The `process` and `transformers` libraries shipped now properly
> reflect released Hackage releases (#16199)
> - A bug where TH name resolution would break in a plugin context has
> been fixed (#16104)
> - Compilers that do not support TemplateHaskell no longer advertise
> such support in `--supported-languages` (#16331)
> As a few of these issues are rather serious users are strongly
> encouraged to upgrade. See Trac  for a full list of issues resolved
> in this release.
> Note that this release ships with one significant but long-standing bug
> (#14251): Calls to functions taking both Float# and Double# may result
> in incorrect code generation when compiled using the LLVM code generator.
> This is not a new issue, it has existed as long as the LLVM code
> generator has existed; however, changes in code generation in 8.6 made
> it more likely that user code using only lifted types will trigger it.
> Note also that this is the first release cut from our (yet again)
> revamped continuous integration infrastructure. While we have done a
> great deal of checking to ensure that the build configuration reflects
> that of previous releases, do let us know if something looks off.
> Happy compiling!
> - Ben
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