[Haskell-cafe] Haskell Platform release schedule?

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Tue Jul 8 15:02:46 UTC 2014

On Tuesday, July 8, 2014, Johan Tibell <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:
>> On Tue, Jul 8, 2014 at 12:21 AM, Dominick Samperi <djsamperi at gmail.com
>> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','djsamperi at gmail.com');>> wrote:
>>> The Haskell Platform wiki page says the platform follows a 6-month
>>> release schedule, yet the last release occurred more than one year
>>> ago, and I couldn't find information about future plans.
>>> Are there plans to update the platform with ghc 7.8.2?
>> 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?

Releasing two platforms with the same GHC version is a recipe for disaster
as well. It's currently designed to cohabitate with other versions of the
platform and that is dependent on each platform release having a unique GHC
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