GHC 6.4.2 release candidates
simonmarhaskell at gmail.com
Wed Apr 12 11:02:13 EDT 2006
Duncan Coutts wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-03-28 at 12:34 +0100, Simon Marlow wrote:
>>We're finally in release-candidate mode for 6.4.2. Please grab a
>>snapshot and try it out:
>>(scroll to the bottom for the latest). The available builds are:
>>x86_64-unknown-linux (Fedora Core 5), i386-unknown-linux (glibc 2.3
>>era), and Windows (i386-unknown-mingw32).
>>There's a source snapshot if you want to build yourself - please try
>>this if you can, we need to make sure the source bundle builds cleanly.
> One thing that Don, Ian and I were discussing was having a tarball of
> the testsuite and nofib performance suite to go along with the official
> 6.4.2 release. This would make it easier for us to be consistent. Having
> the testsuite go with the ghc release will mean we can be sure about
> which tests we expect to fail on x86/amd64 and we can use that as a
> comparison for the other arch ports.
I've put the testsuite bundle here:
There are zero unexpected failures on x86/x86_64 on Linux. I think
there may be a few unexpected failures on Windows, but I've checked them
and they're not fatal.
I'll probably update nofib and make a bundle of that too. There are
currently a few bogus failures due to floating point wibbles.
> If we could get a tarball of the testsuite out before the release then
> we can send in our results for various arches and that could be included
> into the know failures files for the testsuite that goes official
> release. It'd give us a better sense of the state of things on each
> arch. Perhaps we could record testsuite results for different arches on
> the ghc wiki somewhere.
Sure, that's a good idea. I've left it a bit late to make any changes
to 6.4.2 based on anything you find, but it'll still be useful to record
the results for comparison with future versions.
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