ANNOUNCE: GHC vesrion 6.4.2

Simon Marlow simonmar at
Wed Apr 19 04:52:38 EDT 2006

    The (Interactive) Glasgow Haskell Compiler -- version 6.4.2

The GHC Team is pleased to announce a new patchlevel release of GHC.
This release contains a significant number of bugfixes relative to
6.4.1, so we recommend upgrading.  

Highlights in this release:

  - Cabal has been upgraded to version 1.1.4.  While strictly speaking
    this breaks our rules about not changing any library APIs in a
    patchlevel release, it was felt that the Cabal shipped in 6.4.1
    was lacking in various ways, and it was more important to provide a
    Cabal that works with more existing packages.  Some distributions
    of GHC were already supplying an upgraded Cabal by default.

With the exception of Cabal, and OpenAL which was also upgraded, all
library APIs are identical to 6.4.1.

Release notes are here:

How to get it

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We supply binary builds in the native package format for many
platforms, and the source distribution is available from the same

Packages will appear as they are built - if the package for your
system isn't available yet, please try again later.


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