[Haskell-cafe] Announce: Haskell Platform 8.6.5

Gershom B gershomb at gmail.com
Wed May 8 20:28:21 UTC 2019

On behalf of the Haskell Platform team, I'm happy to announce the release of

Haskell Platform 8.6.5

Now available at


This includes GHC 8.6.5, cabal-install, and stack 1.9.3.

It is an incremental release over 8.6.3 intended mainly to make
available bugfixes for windows in subsequent revisions in the 8.6
series and otherwise leave everything the same. These windows fixes
are important, and it is recommended all windows users upgrade to
8.6.5 whether through the platform installer or some other mechanism.

For detail on these changes and fixes see

As with the 8.6.3 release, we are only providing core builds. Further,
in 8.6.3 we moved from generic linux installers to recommending users
install ghc through ghcup. As discussed in the last announcement, we
have now moved to recommending os x users also use ghcup rather than a
dedicated binary installer. For more details, please see the 8.6.3
announcement at

Happy Haskell Hacking all,

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