Release plans

John Lato jwlato at
Thu Mar 21 03:21:25 CET 2013

On Thu, Mar 21, 2013 at 8:08 AM, Ian Lynagh <ian at> wrote:

> We've had long discussions about snapshot releases, and the tricky part
> is that while we would like people to be able to try out new GHC
> features, we don't want to add to the burden of library maintainers by
> requiring them to update their libraries to work with a new GHC release
> more than once a year.
> But perhaps we should announce a "library API freeze" some time before
> the first RC on a stable branch. That way people can safely update their
> dependencies at that point, and by the time the RC is out people testing
> the RC will be able to test more without running into problems
> installing libraries.

What would be ideal would be if this "library API freeze" coincided with
the snapshot (odd-numbered) release.  Then library maintainers would only
have to update once, and hopefully many of them would have their updates
available before ghc's stable release.

John L.
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