Haskell Platform 2014.2.0.0 Release Candidate 2

Mark Lentczner mark.lentczner at gmail.com
Mon Jul 28 14:40:11 UTC 2014

The long anticipated Haskell Platform 2014.2 release, including GHC 7.8.3,
and numerous updated packages, is almost here!

We have created "Release Candidate 2" installers for OS X and Windows, and
believe, barring show stopper issues, creepers exploding, or other bizarre
phenomenon, these will likely be blessed as the final in a few days time.

If you would like to be an early adopter, please try 'em out...

   - source tarball: haskell-platform-2014.2.0.0-RC2.tar.gz
   - source repo: haskell/haskell-platform at 2014.2.0.0-RC2
   - windows 32bit: hskellPlatform-2014.2.0.0-i386-RC2-setup.exe
   - windows 64bit:hskellPlatform-2014.2.0.0-x86_64-RC2-setup.exe
   - os x 64bit: Haskell Platform 2014.2.0.0 64bit RC2.signed.pkg
   - travis-ci build: haskell/haskell-platform

*Notes for RC2, since RC1:*


 *Extra thanks to Randy Polen for burning the midnight-oil to get ths out*

   - removed unneeded python (et al) files from the GHC bindist for 64-bit
   Windows (referenced in GHC ticket #9014
   - added HTML "view source" pages for the GHC packages that was missing
   from the GHC bindist for both 32- and 64-bit Windows.

*Mac OS X*

*If you installed RC1, you can remove first with the command  *sudo
uninstall-hs only 7.8.3 --remove

*Run it without *--remove* to see what it will do before running, it if you
like. In theory you can just install this one right on top of RC1.... but
hasn't been tested.*

   - file layout on the Mac... improved slightly (again). In particular,
   executables are now installed directly in $prefix/bin dirs, rather than
   within the package dir
   - fix the bug with haddock master index not being updated correctly
   - works on 10.6! (and 10.7, 10.8, and 10.9) with gcc or clang based
   - works on 10.10!!! (Yosemite, developer preview 4 release)

*Source tarball*

   - missing sources in hptool now present
   - platform.sh improved somewhat (in particular, handles host cabal being


   - These can "soak" amongst the intreped on these lists for a few hours.
   - On Monday evening (PST) I'll announce to haskell-cafe and reddit
   - End of next week (from my vacation, I'll point out), we'll declare
   success and ship.

— Mark

*SHA-256 sums:*
62f39246ad95dd2aed6ece5138f6297f945d2b450f215d074820294310e0c48a  Haskell
Platform 2014.2.0.0 64bit RC2.signed.pkg
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