[Haskell-cafe] Haskell Platform release schedule?

Carter Schonwald carter.schonwald at gmail.com
Tue Jul 8 14:42:52 UTC 2014

Yup! Heck, one of the patches merged into 7.8.3 also makes it easy for a
single ghc build to work on the full range of 10.7-10.10, which is pretty
darn awesome.

On Tuesday, July 8, 2014, Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 8, 2014 at 9:18 AM, Johan Tibell <johan.tibell at gmail.com
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','johan.tibell at gmail.com');>> wrote:
>> On Tue, Jul 8, 2014 at 3:00 PM, Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at gmail.com
>> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','allbery.b at gmail.com');>> wrote:
>>> The Platform keeps getting stuck waiting for GHC. The skipped release
>>> was because ghc 7.8 took some 6 months after "we plan to release just
>>> before ICFP 2013"(!); now it's waiting on ghc 7.8.3 bug fixes, which were
>>> "should be released by the end of the week" a couple of weeks ago. :(
>>> 7.8.3's bug fixes are significant enough that it would be bad to release a
>>> platform without them.
>> And we couldn't go with 7.6 because of some problems on newer OS X:es
>> right?
> Among other things, yes (ghc 7.6 needs to be patched to work with Xcode
> 5). 7.8 is supposed to improve some things on Windows as well; plus it'd be
> nice to have 7.8's improvements in general. But the OS X issues are the
> biggest user-facing ones, and come up pretty much every time someone tries
> to install the current Platform on OS X.
> --
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