[Haskell-cafe] [ANNOUNCE] GHC 8.8.1-alpha2 is now available
ben at well-typed.com
Mon Jun 17 12:23:09 UTC 2019
That is true and this will be fixed for the release candidate. However Debian 8 is now no longer Debian's current stable release so I wasn't prioritizing this issue. If the lack of a Debian 8 distribution is preventing anyone from testing please let me know.
On June 17, 2019 6:24:16 AM EDT, Matthew Pickering <matthewtpickering at gmail.com> wrote:
>There seems to be no debian8 bindist which is different from every
>release at least back to ghc-8.0.1.
>On Sat, Jun 15, 2019 at 8:36 PM Ben Gamari <ben at well-typed.com> wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> The GHC team is pleased to announce the second and likely last alpha
>> release of GHC 8.8.1. The source distribution, binary distributions,
>> documentation are available at
>> A draft of the release notes is also available .
>> This release is the culmination of over 3000 commits by over one
>> contributors and has several new features and numerous bug fixes
>> relative to GHC 8.6:
>> * Profiling now works correctly on 64-bit Windows (although still
>> be problematic on 32-bit Windows due to platform limitations; see
>> * A new code layout algorithm for amd64's native code generator
>> * The introduction of a late lambda-lifting pass which may reduce
>> allocations significantly for some programs.
>> * Further work on Trees That Grow, enabling improved code re-use of
>> Haskell AST in tooling
>> * More locations where users can write `forall` (GHC Proposal #0007)
>> * Further work on the Hadrian build system
>> This release brings a number of fixes since alpha 1:
>> * A number of linker fixes (#16779, #16784)
>> * The process, binary, Cabal, time, terminfo libraries have all been
>> bumped to their final release versions
>> * A regression rendering TemplateHaskell unusable in cross-compiled
>> configurations has been fixed (#16331)
>> * A regression causing compiler panics on compilation of some
>> has been fixed (#16449)
>> * -Wmissing-home-modules now handles hs-boot files correctly
>> * A regression causing some programs to fail at runtime has been
>> Due to on-going work on our release and testing infrastructure this
>> cycle is proceeding at a pace significantly slower than expected.
>> However, we anticipate that this investment will allow us to release
>> more reliable, easier-to-install compiler on the planned six-month
>> release cadence in the future.
>> As always, if anything looks amiss do let us know.
>> Happy compiling!
>> - Ben
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