[Haskell-cafe] Stackage with GHC 7.8 has started

Sebastiaan Visser haskell at fvisser.nl
Mon Oct 14 18:23:19 UTC 2013


I see one of my packages is on that list, because of the upper bound on template-haskell. I would love the raise the upper bound, but of course only if it will actually build.

Can I download a binary version snapshot GHC 7.8 somewhere so I can test and apply changes accordingly? I actively avoid building GHC from source.


On Oct 13, 2013, at 5:50 PM, Michael Snoyman <michael at snoyman.com> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> I wanted to announce that FP Complete is now running a Jenkins job to build Stackage with GHC 7.8. You can see the current results in the relevant Github issue[1]. Essentially, we're still trying to get version bounds updated so that a build can commence.
> I'd like to ask two things from the community:
> * If you have a package with a restrictive upper bound, now's a good time to start testing that package with GHC 7.8 and relaxing those upper bounds. It would be great if, when GHC 7.8 is released, a large percentage of Hackage already compiled with it.
> * If you have a package on Hackage that is not yet on Stackage, now's a great time to add it. We're going to be doing daily builds against three versions of GHC (7.4.2, 7.6.3, and 7.8), which will help ensure your packages continue to build consistently.
> Michael
> [1] https://github.com/fpco/stackage/issues/128

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