ANNOUNCE: GHC 6.6 Second Release Candidate

Ross Paterson ross at
Thu Oct 5 08:01:20 EDT 2006

On Thu, Oct 05, 2006 at 01:16:12PM +0300, Esa Ilari Vuokko wrote:
> I think that version number in repo should always be bigger than
> released version, so that snapshot names reflect versioning better.

You need to use something like setup sdist --snapshot to get an
accurate version for a snapshot, so it's not essential to increment
after release, though even-odd schemes are quite common.

> I also would like to somewhat untangle Win32 release cycle from ghc's
> so that for example stable hugs build could be reproduced (but that's
> assuming hugs build system managed tags on checkout.)

I'd like to see the packages untangled to the point that we're no
longer checking them out of source repositories, but getting bundled
releases from some place (e.g. hackage).

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