ANNOUNCE: GHC 6.6 Release Candidate
simonmar at microsoft.com
Fri Sep 1 06:03:09 EDT 2006
Only a week late, we are pleased to announce the Release Candidate phase for GHC
Snapshots beginning with 6.5.20060831 are release candidates for 6.6
Download snapshots from here:
Right now we have the source bundles:
Only the first of these is necessary. The "extralibs" package contains various
extra packages that we normally supply with GHC (and a couple of new ones) -
unpack the extralibs tarball on top of the source tree to add them, they will be
included in the build automatically.
There are also currently binary distributions for x86_64/Linux (Fedora Core 5),
i386/Linux (RedHat 7(!)), and Windows. More may appear later.
Please test as much as possible, bugs are much cheaper if we find them before
Which brings me on to the release itself: we had planned to release before ICFP,
but that only leaves just over a week, which isn't really enough time to test
the RC thoroughly, so it's looking like the 6.6 release will happen after ICFP
now. In the meantime we have the RC to play with, so enjoy...
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