[Haskell-cafe] Stackage with GHC 7.8 has started

Ketil Malde ketil at malde.org
Thu Oct 24 05:10:39 UTC 2013

> Unfortunately, it's doubtful. I'm hopeful that moving forward, Stackage can
> encourage maintainers to continue supporting GHC 7.4.2 for longer than
> previous GHC releases have been supported.

I'm not sure how things look in the RPM world, but 7.4 seems to be
what is shipped with Debian Stable (Wheezy), as well as Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
(which will supported for five years), so it's a good starting point.

> Nonetheless, I'm downloading GHC 7.0.4 right now, I'll see if I can try to
> get a build going, but if my intuition is correct, the number of failures
> will be too high to even attempt addressing them.

Probably not worth it, I agree.

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