ANNOUNCE: GHC 6.6 Second Release Candidate

Simon Marlow simonmarhaskell at
Thu Oct 5 05:48:26 EDT 2006

Brian Smith wrote:
> The GHC 6.6 release candidate ships with "Win32-2.0." But, this is 
> actually Win32 2.0 plus some modifications (see recent patches). 
> Shouldn't the version number be inrcremented to be over 2.0? I think 
> that this applies to the other libraries as well.
> Also, the GHC-6.6 darcs-all script does not pull the extra libraries 
> using using any tags or from any particular branches. In the (near) 
> future, the libraries will progress beyond what is found in 6.6. At that 
> point in time, it will be difficult to reproduce the 6.6 release as 
> shipped by building from the Darcs repository.

Win32-2.0 was never officially announced or tagged, as far as I'm aware.  Is 
that right?  So can't the Win32 package included with GHC 6.6 be called version 2.0?

We have branched all the packages for GHC 6.6.  This does I suppose constitute a 
release of all these packages, in the absence of any other release and tagging 
mechanism in use.  When packages start having indepdendent release cycles, when 
we make a GHC release we can just take the latest stable version (or branch) of 
each of the packages that we ship.


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