Update on GHC 6.12.1

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at googlemail.com
Thu Oct 29 06:57:24 EDT 2009

On Wed, 2009-10-28 at 22:55 +0000, Simon Peyton-Jones wrote:

> SECOND, we have produced Release Candidate 1 for GHC 6.12.1, and are
> about to produce RC2.  However, before releasing 6.12 we'd like to
> compile all of Hackage, in case doing so reveals bugs in GHC's APIs
> (which are not supposed to change).  But we can't do that until an
> update to cabal-install is ready. (We don't expect this dependency to
> happen all the time, but it does hold for 6.12.)
> Duncan has been working on the cabal-install update, and expects
> to release by end November.  So the timetable looks like this:
>  - Very soon: GHC 6.12.1 release candidate 2
>  - End Nov: cabal-install release
>  - ...test GHC against Hackage...

An update on this:

People can now grab the current darcs version of cabal-install and build
and test it with ghc-6.12 (or indeed earlier ghc versions).


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