Wither Haskell Platform 2013.4.0.0

Carter Schonwald carter.schonwald at gmail.com
Sun Oct 13 20:31:47 UTC 2013

with all due respect, we can't delay a HP release this fall, we need one that works with OS 10.9 Mavericks / Xcode 5 this fall.

as Austin has opined, the right way to do this is to have a bug fix release for 7.6 this fall that addresses the OS X issues.
Carter Schonwald

On October 13, 2013 at 4:22:34 PM, David Luposchainsky (dluposchainsky at googlemail.com) wrote:

I think making the HP release cycle purely time-based is not the best 
option. For a large amount of users, the HP and what comes with it 
(including the associated compiler) is what "Haskell" is. If something 
does not work with the HP, then Haskell does not work. 

- Support for the latest OS is crucial, probably most importantly to 
avoid bad publicity. "Hard to install" is an image that's not easily 
changed when search engines are full of hacks that make it somehow work 

- Are there significant changes in the HP libraries compared to the last 
release? Is there a good reason to make people update to the latest 

- In the light of the AMP, I think a relatively early adoption of 7.8 
would be very beneficial in order to prepare Hackage. Releasing this 
year with 7.8 would not be a good idea, but maybe next spring (which 
would be halfway between the usual HP release dates) is possible? 

In short, my vote is "delay until it works with all OS and 7.8". 

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