GHC 7.8.3 release

George Colpitts george.colpitts at
Sat May 31 12:28:19 UTC 2014


Stability is very important.

Also, do we have an ETA for when we will have an improved infrastructure
for automated builds and the associated tests. I think this would help a
lot with stability and  shorten the time to the next release.

On Fri, May 30, 2014 at 6:46 PM, Simon Marlow <marlowsd at> wrote:

> On 27/05/14 09:06, Austin Seipp wrote:
>> 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.
> FWIW, I think doing 7.10 in October is way too soon.  Major releases
> create a large distributed effort for package maintainers and users, and
> there are other knock-on effects, so we shouldn't do them too often.  A lot
> of our users want stability, while many of them also want progress, and 12
> months between major releases is the compromise we settled on.
> The last major release slipped for various reasons, but I don't believe
> that means we should try to get back on track by having a short time
> between 7.8 and 7.10.  7.8 will be out of maintenance when it has only just
> made it into a platform release.
> Anyway, that's my opinion.  Of course if everyone says they don't mind a
> 7.10 in October then I withdraw my objection :-)
> (as a data point, upgrading to 7.8 at work cost me three weeks, but we're
> probably a special case)
> Cheers,
> Simon
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