[Haskell-cafe] [ANNOUNCE] GHC 8.4.1 released

Ben Gamari ben at well-typed.com
Fri Mar 9 13:47:30 UTC 2018

Sven Panne <svenpanne at gmail.com> writes:

> 2018-03-08 17:57 GMT+01:00 Ben Gamari <ben at well-typed.com>:
>> The GHC developers are very happy to announce the 8.4.1 release of
>> Glasgow Haskell Compiler. [...]
> Just a few tiny remarks regarding "base":
>    * https://downloads.haskell.org/~ghc/8.4.1/docs/html/users_guide/8.4.1-notes.html#included-libraries
> says that the shipped "base" has version 2.1, I guess that should be
Good catch; in principle this should now be automatically generated.
I'll need to look at what has gone wrong here. I've opened #14906 to
track this.

>    * https://wiki.haskell.org/Base_package needs an update.
Ahh, thanks; I've added this to the MakingReleases protocol [1] to
ensure that this is done in the future.

>    * Hackage has no yet, that would be very helpful for the docs.
> Yes, there is
> https://downloads.haskell.org/~ghc/8.4.1/docs/html/libraries/index.html,
> but Hackage is somehow the more canonical place to look up the package docs.

Yes, the Hackage uploads have historically not been handled by me but
rather Herbert. He know about the release and am certain has the task on
his queue.


- Ben

[1] https://ghc.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/MakingReleases
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