[Haskell] ANNOUNCE: nhc98-1.18 and hmake-3.10
Malcolm.Wallace at cs.york.ac.uk
Fri Mar 11 09:58:55 EST 2005
To complement today's fresh release of ghc-6.4....
nhc98-1.18 + hmake-3.10
We are pleased to announce a new release of the nhc98 compiler and the
hmake compilation manager. nhc98 is portable to almost any 32-bit
unix-like platform, and can be easily bootstrapped with just a C
compiler if no existing Haskell compiler is available. Hmake plays
happily with ghc and hbc as well as nhc98.
This release is mainly a maintenance refresh, fixing numerous bugs,
and adding support for many of the new hierarchical libraries that
are also supplied with ghc-6.4 and Hugs.
* Resolved configuration bugs when using ghc-6.2 and ghc-6.4 with hmake.
* Build failures associated with gcc-3.3 and upward have been fixed.
Main feature updates:
* Supplied with these standard library packages:
base, parsec, haskell-src, QuickCheck, HaXml, HUnit, Cabal
* FFI: foreign import "dynamic" is now supported, and C
header-files named in an import are now respected.
* cpphs: The compiler and hmake now use cpphs rather than your
C compiler for preprocessing. This removes problems with
string gaps, primes in identifiers, and so on.
* Source now supplied with a small test suite to help verify whether
the compiler works on new platforms.
This release of nhc98 has been tested with the following machines
and build compilers:
ix86-Linux (Slackware 10 and RedHat 7.2
built with ghc-5, ghc-6, hbc, gcc-2.95, gcc-3.3, nhc98)
ix86-Cygwin (Windows 2000 built with gcc-3.3, ghc-6)
sparc-solaris2 (SunOS 5.9 built with ghc-6, gcc-2.95, nhc98)
powerpc-Darwin7 (MacOS X 10.3 using ghc-6, gcc-2.95, gcc-3.3)
Malcolm Wallace (release manager)
Ian Lynagh (gcc-3.3 bugfixes, hmake-config add-dyn)
Wolfgang Thaller (MacOS gcc-3.3 bugfixes)
Simon Marlow (ghc configuration fixes)
Sven Panne (warning police, hbc build)
numerous library authors, distribution packagers, and bug reporters.
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