HEADS UP: Need 7.10.3?

Andrew Farmer afarmer at ittc.ku.edu
Wed Sep 16 14:50:10 UTC 2015

As you mentioned, the two show stoppers for HERMIT are #10528
(specifically SPJs commit in comment:15 - see [1]) and #10829 (see
D1246). The first disables inlining/rule application in the LHS of
rules, the second does the same in the RHS. nofib results for the
latter are on the ticket.

I've set both to 7.10.3 milestone and high priority... thanks for merging them!

[1] bc4b64ca5b99bff6b3d5051b57cb2bc52bd4c841

On Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 6:53 AM, Austin Seipp <austin at well-typed.com> wrote:
> Hi *,
> (This is an email primarily aimed at users reading this list and
> developers who have any interest).
> As some of you may know, there's currently a 7.10.3 milestone and
> status page on our wiki:
> https://ghc.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/Status/GHC-7.10.3
> The basic summary is best captured on the above page:
> "We have not yet decided when, or even whether, to release GHC 7.10.3.
> We will do so if (but only if!) we have documented cases of
> "show-stoppers" in 7.10.2. Namely, cases from users where
>   - You are unable to use 7.10.2 because of some bug
>   - There is no reasonable workaround, so you are truly stuck
>   - We know how to fix it
>   - The fix is not too disruptive; i.e. does not risk introducing a
> raft of new bugs"
> That is, we're currently not fully sold on the need for a release.
> However, the milestone and issue page serve as a useful guide, and
> also make it easier to keep track of smaller, point-release worthy
> issues.
> So in the wake of the 8.0 roadmap I just sent: If you *need* 7.10.3
> because the 7.10.x series has a major regression or problem you can't
> work around, let us know!
>   - Find or file a bug in Trac
>   - Make sure it's highest priority
>   - Assign it to the 7.10.3 milestone
>   - Follow up on this email if possible, or edit it on the status page
> text above - it would be nice to get some public feedback in one place
> about what everyone needs.
> Currently we have two bugs on the listed page in the 'show stopper
> category', possibly the same bug, which is a deal-breaker for HERMIT I
> believe. Knowing of anything else would be very useful.
> Thanks all!
> --
> Regards,
> Austin Seipp, Haskell Consultant
> Well-Typed LLP, http://www.well-typed.com/
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