GHC 7.8.3 release

Austin Seipp austin at
Tue May 27 16:27:57 UTC 2014

Hi Niklas,

Yes, that patch looks great, thank you. The only reason it wasn't
included in the list earlier was that the status was set to 'new', not
to 'patch!' I'm afraid this is perhaps the most critical aspect
necessary for me to recognize such tickets. I have marked it as patch,
and it can go into 7.8.3, yes.

(Let it be known that, essentially, as time moves forward, the
probability of Austin forgetting a patch that is NOT marked
appropriately on trac rapidly, rapidly approaches one - if you have a
patch, please double-check that super-important 'status' field

On Tue, May 27, 2014 at 11:15 AM, Niklas Larsson <metaniklas at> wrote:
> Hi!
> It would be great if the patch I added on #9080 was put into 7.8.3 (well, I
> guess someone has to commit it to master first).
> Niklas
> 2014-05-27 10:06 GMT+02:00 Austin Seipp <austin at>:
>> Hello all,
>> After a long week, I've finally gotten a little time to reply to
>> emails, and I mainly have one question I'd like to ask.
>> First, please direct your attention to this:
>> This is the 7.8.3 milestone, but it only considers things that are:
>>  - 1) Fixed
>>  - 2) Going to be merged
>>  - 3) Are a patch to be still merged.
>> That is, it is a solid representation of the difference between 7.8.2
>> and the 7.8 branch tip.
>> The question is: when should we do the release? There are several bugs
>> there that seem quite problematic for users - #9045, #7097, #9001,
>> #8768 and #9078 in particular.
>> If these bugs are really problematic (and I sort of feel they are)
>> then the release can happen soon. I can do it within a week from now,
>> and we could punt more to a 7.8.4 release.
>> I ask this because my time to dedicate to GHC is a bit thin right now,
>> so you must help me decide what's important! So please let me know -
>> just a general vote in favor of doing it within some X timeframe (even
>> 'real soon' or 'a week would be great') would be nice.
>> PS: I apologize for the lack of status updates and brief email - my
>> time for GHC has been in very short order the past two weeks in
>> particular, and I've finally just returned to a computer (not mine)
>> for right now to ask this.
>> PPS: This might also impact the 7.10 schedule, but last Simon and I
>> talked, we thought perhaps shooting for ICFP this time (and actually
>> hitting it) was a good plan. So I'd estimate on that a 7.8.4 might
>> happen a few months from now, after summer.
>> --
>> Regards,
>> Austin Seipp, Haskell Consultant
>> Well-Typed LLP,
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