[Haskell-cafe] ANN: stack-1.5.0 released

Emanuel Borsboom manny at fpcomplete.com
Tue Jul 25 16:31:45 UTC 2017

See https://haskellstack.org for installation and upgrade instructions.

## 1.5.0

Behavior changes:

* `stack profile` and `stack trace` now add their extra RTS arguments for
  benchmarks and tests to the beginning of the args, instead of the end.
  See [#2399](https://github.com/commercialhaskell/stack/issues/2399)
* Support for Git-based indices has been removed.

Other enhancements:

* `stack setup` allow to control options passed to ghcjs-boot with
  `--ghcjs-boot-options` (one word at a time) and `--[no-]ghcjs-boot-clean`
* `stack setup` now accepts a `--install-cabal VERSION` option which
  will install a specific version of the Cabal library globally.
* Updates to store-0.4.1, which has improved performance and better error
  reporting for version tags.  A side-effect of this is that all of
  stack's binary caches will be invalidated.
* `stack solver` will now warn about unexpected cabal-install versions.
  See [#3044](https://github.com/commercialhaskell/stack/issues/3044)
* Upstream packages unpacked to a temp dir are now deleted as soon as
  possible to avoid running out of space in `/tmp`.
  See [#3018](https://github.com/commercialhaskell/stack/issues/3018)
* Add short synonyms for `test-arguments` and `benchmark-arguments` options.
* Adds `STACK_WORK` environment variable, to specify work dir.
  See [#3063](https://github.com/commercialhaskell/stack/issues/3063)
* Can now use relative paths for `extra-include-dirs` and `extra-lib-dirs`.
  See [#2830](https://github.com/commercialhaskell/stack/issues/2830)
* Improved bash completion for many options, including `--ghc-options`,
  `--flag`, targets, and project executables for `exec`.
* `--haddock-arguments` is actually used now when `haddock` is invoked
  during documentation generation.
* `--[no-]haddock-hyperlink-source` flag added which allows toggling
  of sources being included in Haddock output.
  See [#3099](https://github.com/commercialhaskell/stack/issues/3099)
* `stack ghci` will now skip building all local targets, even if they have
  downstream deps, as long as it's registered in the DB.
* The pvp-bounds feature now supports adding `-revision` to the end of
  each value, e.g. `pvp-bounds: both-revision`. This means that, when
  uploading to Hackage, Stack will first upload your tarball with an
  unmodified `.cabal` file, and then upload a cabal file revision with
  the PVP bounds added. This can be useful—especially combined
  with the
  [Stackage no-revisions feature](http://www.snoyman.com/blog/2017/04/stackages-no-revisions-field)—as
  a method to ensure PVP compliance without having to proactively fix
  bounds issues for Stackage maintenance.
* Expose a `save-hackage-creds` configuration option
* On GHC <= 7.8, filters out spurious linker warnings on windows
  See [#3127](https://github.com/commercialhaskell/stack/pull/3127)
* Better error messages when creating or building packages which alias
  wired-in packages. See
* MinGW bin folder now is searched for dynamic libraries. See [#3126](https://github.com/commercialhaskell/stack/issues/3126)
* When using Nix, nix-shell now depends always on git to prevent runtime errors
  while fetching metadata
* The `stack unpack` command now accepts a form where an explicit
  Hackage revision hash is specified, e.g. `stack unpack
  foo-1.2.3 at gitsha1:deadbeef`. Note that this should be considered
  _experimental_, Stack will likely move towards a different hash
  format in the future.
* Binary "stack upgrade" will now warn if the installed executable is not
  on the PATH or shadowed by another entry.
* Allow running tests on tarball created by sdist and upload

Bug fixes:

* Fixes case where `stack build --profile` might not cause executables /
  tests / benchmarks to be rebuilt.
  See [#2984](https://github.com/commercialhaskell/stack/issues/2984)
* `stack ghci file.hs` now loads the file even if it isn't part of
  your project.
* `stack clean --full` now works when docker is enabled.
  See [#2010](https://github.com/commercialhaskell/stack/issues/2010)
* Fixes an issue where cyclic deps can cause benchmarks or tests to be run
  before they are built.
  See [#2153](https://github.com/commercialhaskell/stack/issues/2153)
* Fixes `stack build --file-watch` in cases where a directory is removed
  See [#1838](https://github.com/commercialhaskell/stack/issues/1838)
* Fixes `stack dot` and `stack list-dependencies` to use info from the
  package database for wired-in-packages (ghc, base, etc).
  See [#3084](https://github.com/commercialhaskell/stack/issues/3084)
* Fixes `stack --docker build` when user is part of libvirt/libvirtd
  groups on Ubuntu Yakkety (16.10).
  See [#3092](https://github.com/commercialhaskell/stack/issues/3092)
* Switching a package between extra-dep and local package now forces
  rebuild (previously it wouldn't if versions were the same).
  See [#2147](https://github.com/commercialhaskell/stack/issues/2147)
* `stack upload` no longer reveals your password when you type it on
  MinTTY-based Windows shells, such as Cygwin and MSYS2.
  See [#3142](https://github.com/commercialhaskell/stack/issues/3142)
* `stack script`'s import parser will now properly parse files that
  have Windows-style line endings (CRLF)

Thanks to all our contributors for this release:

* Aayush Kapoor
* Albert Netymk
* Alexey Kuleshevich
* Anders Kaseorg
* Arash Rouhani
* Bryan Richter
* Dawei LIU
* Dmitry Nikulin
* Domen Kožar
* Emanuel Borsboom
* Felix Yan
* Ivan Lazar Miljenovic
* James Hamilton
* Luke Murphy
* Marcin Tolysz
* Martin Kolinek
* Mateusz Kowalczyk
* Michael Sloan
* Michael Snoyman
* Niklas Hambüchen
* Noah Doersing
* Omari Norman
* Paolo G. Giarrusso
* Peter Stuart
* Ryan Scott
* Sergey Vinokurov
* Sibi Prabakaran
* Tej Chajed
* Tim Dysinger
* Tomáš Janoušek
* Vassil Keremidchiev

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