[ANNOUNCE] GHC 9.4.8 is now available

Zubin Duggal zubin at well-typed.com
Fri Nov 10 15:53:11 UTC 2023

The GHC developers are happy to announce the availability of GHC 9.4.8. Binary
distributions, source distributions, and documentation are available on the
[release page](/download_ghc_9_4_8.html).

This release is primarily a bugfix release addressing a few issues
found in the 9.4 series. These include:

* A fix for a recompilation checking bug where GHC may miss changes in
   transitive dependencies when deciding to relink a program (#23724).
* A fix for a code generator bug on AArch64 platforms resulting in invalid
   conditional jumps (#23746).
* Support for `-split-sections` on Windows.
* Enabling `-split-sections` for various Linux and Windows binary distributions,
   enabling GHC to produce smaller binaries on these platforms.
* And a few other fixes

A full accounting of changes can be found in the [release notes]. As
some of the fixed issues do affect correctness users are encouraged to
upgrade promptly.

We would like to thank Microsoft Azure, GitHub, IOG, the Zw3rk stake pool,
Well-Typed, Tweag I/O, Serokell, Equinix, SimSpace, Haskell Foundation, and
other anonymous contributors whose on-going financial and in-kind support has
facilitated GHC maintenance and release management over the years. Finally,
this release would not have been possible without the hundreds of open-source
contributors whose work comprise this release.

As always, do give this release a try and open a [ticket][] if you see
anything amiss.

Happy compiling!


[ticket]: https://gitlab.haskell.org/ghc/ghc/-/issues/new
[release notes]: https://downloads.haskell.org/~ghc/9.4.8/docs/users_guide/9.4.8-notes.html
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