[ANNOUNCE] GHC 8.8.4 is now available

Ben Gamari ben at well-typed.com
Wed Jul 15 23:38:31 UTC 2020

Hello everyone,

The GHC team is proud to announce the release of GHC 8.8.4. The source
distribution, binary distributions, and documentation are available at


Release notes are also available [1].

This release fixes a handful of issues affecting 8.8.3:

 - Fixes a bug in process creation on Windows (#17926). Due to this fix
   we strongly encourage all Windows users to upgrade immediately.
 - Works around a Linux kernel bug in the implementation of timerfd
 - Fixes a few linking issues affecting ARM
 - Fixes "missing interface file" error triggered by some uses of
   Data.Ord.Ordering (#18185)
 - Fixes an integer overflow in the compact-normal-form import
   implementation (#16992)
 - `configure` now accepts a `--enable-numa` flag to enable/disable
   `numactl` support on Linux.
 - Fixes potentially lost sharing due to the desugaring of left operator
   sections (#18151).
 - Fixes a build-system bug resulting in potential miscompilation by
   unregisteised compilers (#18024)
As always, if anything looks amiss do let us know.

Happy compiling!


- Ben

[1] https://downloads.haskell.org/ghc/8.8.4/docs/html/users_guide/8.8.4-notes.html
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