GHC 6.4.3 is stalled

Seth Kurtzberg seth at
Tue Jul 25 21:00:42 EDT 2006

If it turns out that there is a freebsd issue, I can help with that.  Possibly also with OSX.


On Tue, 25 Jul 2006 11:50:58 +0100
"Simon Peyton-Jones" <simonpj at> wrote:

> Folks
> GHC 6.4.2's threaded runtime system does not work right on 
> 	Solaris
> 	MacOSX
> 	Possibly FreeBSD
> We'd love to fix these bugs and release 6.4.3, but we are stalled
> because we don't have easy access to these platforms, nor do we have
> detailed expertise in their intimate details (which is where the bugs
> will be lurking).
> If you care about these platforms, would you like to lend a hand?  We
> probably need more help than simply "here's access to the platform", but
> we'd give you very strong support if you were willing to look into it.
> Failing that, I think we'll have to stick with 6.4.2.  (And the same
> bugs may well show up in GHC 6.6, which we hope to release before ICFP.)
> Simon
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