GHC 7.8 release?

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at
Sat Feb 9 14:40:45 CET 2013

On Sat, Feb 9, 2013 at 6:27 AM, Simon Peyton-Jones <simonpj at>wrote:

> In short, I think we already have the situation that you desire.  Perhaps
> we just need to market it better?  ****
> ** **
> Or am I mistaken?

Except the current question is about how ghc releases interact with the
Platform; this thread was set off by a question about getting 7.6.2 into
the next Platform....

And the main issue there is that ghc releases tend to break things and need
a lot of testing in general to make it into the Platform; while this would
be expected anyway, even a point release (7.6.2 vs. 7.6.1) of ghc tends to
be moderately violent with respect to the Platform.  Ideally, such a point
release should not be difficult to slot in because it should be compatible
modulo bug fixes, but with ghc's release strategy nobody has any confidence
in it being that simple.

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