ANNOUNCE: GHC version 6.8.3 binary-dists
marlowsd at gmail.com
Fri Jun 20 11:07:23 EDT 2008
Christian Maeder wrote:
> I've created the following binary distributions, but -- like Serge
> Mechveliani -- I'm not very happy with the results, because the created
> binaries are much bigger.
> The log files contain the results of running "(g)make stage=2" in
> testsuite/tests/ghc-regress. The summaries are below.
> The Tiger Mac OS PPC (8.11.0 Darwin) distribution relies on
> libreadline.5.2.dylib and libncurses.5.dylib under /opt/local/lib/.
> libgmp.a is statically linked in.
> Due to the increased code sizes it is more likely to get "relocation
> overflow" (therefore this distribution does not work for our hets
> project). http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/ticket/2031
> For i386 Solaris it would be good to have a GHC build slave to improve
> the testsuite results (below) and to avoid building problems (that Ian
> Lynagh helped to resolve before. Thanks!).
> The sizes of our compressed hets binaries increased as follows:
> ghc-6.8.2 ghc-6.8.3
> i386-Solaris 10 Mb 16 Mb
> i386-Darwin 7 Mb 13 Mb
> i386-Linux 7.2 Mb 10 Mb
> (i.e. compare http://www.dfki.de/sks/hets/linux/daily/ with
> a recent http://www.dfki.de/sks/hets/linux/versions/)
That's odd - I measured binary sizes thoroughly before the release and
didn't see any difference between 6.8.3 and 6.8.2.
Perhaps -split-objs got lost somewhere? Or maybe you upgraded gcc at some
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