A modest proposal (re the Platform)
johan.tibell at gmail.com
Sun Jan 19 23:19:18 UTC 2014
On Jan 19, 2014 3:15 PM, "Mark Lentczner" <mark.lentczner at gmail.com> wrote:
> Looks like GHC 7.8 is pretty near release.
> And while I know that we really like to have a GHC out for a while, and
> perhaps see the .1 release, before we incorporate it into the Platform,
> this GHC, while including many new and anticipated things, seems pretty
> well hammered on.
> Combine that with the now two-month late (all my fault) HP release for
> 2013.4.0.0 isn't slated to really have all that much new in it, in part
> because it is the same GHC as the last HP release.
> Now - it would really look foolish, and taken poorly (methinks) if we
> release a HP this month - only to have GHC 7.8 release early Feb. Folks
> would really be head scratching, and wondering about the platform.
> SO - I'm proposing ditching the now late 2013.4.0.0 (I admit, I'm finding
> it hard to get excited by it!) and instead move right to putting out
> 2014.2.0.0 - aimed for mid-March to mid-April.
> This release would have several big changes:
> - GHC 7.8
> - New shake based build for the Platform
> - Support for validation via package tests
> - Support for a "server variant" (no OpenGL or other GUI stuff if we
> had any)
> - Automated version info w/historical version matrix page
> - Several significant packages: I'd like to see Aeson at the very
> least, updated OpenGL stuff
> I'd also propose changes for the Mac build (though this is obviously
> - Built from GHC source, not dist. release. (guarantees consistent
> - Only 64bit (I know, controversial...)
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