Gearing up (again) for the next release: 2014.2.0.0

harry voldermort at
Mon Mar 31 08:20:30 UTC 2014

Simon Peyton Jones wrote
> We have not begun to think about when to release 7.8.2.  It’ll depend on
> what issues show up in 7.8.1 and how urgent they seem to be.  We have
> delayed 7.8.1 for ages, and given masses of warning about the release, so
> I’d be sad if there are known, show-stopping bugs in it that we already
> know about.  If there really really really are, maybe we should delay
> 7.8.1 further.  But that process can go on indefinitely (as we have
> already seen), so I’m pretty reluctant.
> But I’d certainly listen to a consensus view from the HP team. You
> represent our customers.

If I've understood #8736 correctly, GHCi on Windows can't load modules that
were compiled with --dynamic-too. That's a pretty nasty regression, as
--dynamic-too will now be the default for anything used by TH.

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