[Haskell-cafe] Announce: Haskell Platform 8.4.2

Gershom B gershomb at gmail.com
Sat May 5 06:22:57 UTC 2018

One additional feature I forgot to note: the windows platform
installers should no longer require manually altering the cabal config
file to add `extra-prog-path`, etc. to point to the msys distribution.
The new windows installer takes advantage of the `cabal user-config
--augment` command to add those lines automatically. This should give
a smoother install experience for new windows users.


On Sat, May 5, 2018 at 2:16 AM, Gershom B <gershomb at gmail.com> wrote:
> On behalf of the Haskell Platform team, I'm happy to announce the release of
> Haskell Platform 8.4.2
> Now available at
> https://www.haskell.org/platform/
> This includes GHC 8.4.2, cabal-install, and stack 1.7.1, all
> with substantial improvements since the last platform release.
> A full list of contents is available at
> https://www.haskell.org/platform/contents.html
> Thanks to all the contributors to this release, thanks to all the
> package and tool maintainers and authors, and a big thanks to the GHC
> team for all their hard work.
> There are (still) currently no 32 bit Windows builds available. We're
> looking into the issues preventing us from building an installer for
> that platform. The components all appear to work individually in such
> a case, and can be installed separately by users who so desire.
> A list of new GHC changes is available at:
> https://ghc.haskell.org/trac/ghc/blog/ghc-8.4.1-released and
> https://ghc.haskell.org/trac/ghc/blog/ghc-8.4.2-released
> A list of cabal changes is available at:
> https://hackage.haskell.org/package/cabal-install-
> The cabal documentation page is at:
> https://www.haskell.org/cabal/users-guide/
> A list of stack changes is at:
> https://docs.haskellstack.org/en/stable/ChangeLog/#v171
> The stack documentation page is at:
> https://docs.haskellstack.org/en/stable/README/
> Happy Haskell Hacking all,
> Gershom

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