Release plans

Carter Schonwald carter.schonwald at
Wed Mar 20 18:23:04 CET 2013

A 7.7 snapshot would be useful for me in a number of ways:

a) I often spend some time prior to recent GHC releases trying to build all
the various major packages, and often send in patches to  maintainers
during that window (or at least the start of patches). Having a fixed
snapshot release that maintainers can use to validate any such future
proofing patches would be tremendously helpful

b) Theres a bunch of engineering i'm currently up where I want to use some
of the features very soon, and making it easier for other people to use the
open source subsets of that engineering sooner rather than later would be

c) lowering the barrier to folks using and stress testing these features
may catch problems sooner.

note: i'm ok with compiling ghc from source, but many people who might be
happy to test those new features might find that a bit daunting the first


On Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 6:58 AM, John Wiegley <johnw at> wrote:

> >>>>> Ian Lynagh <ian at> writes:
> > Would a 7.7.x recommended snapshot be useful to you? Tell us if you want
> > one.
> I think that could very useful, sort of like what the Linux kernel did
> before
> they stopped.
> I'm never sure if building from HEAD will produce a compiler I should use
> for
> getting real work done, but I wouldn't have the same reservations
> concerning a
> 7.7.x "interim developer release".
> --
> John Wiegley
> FP Complete                         Haskell tools, training and consulting
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