Plans for next release

Johan Tibell johan.tibell at
Mon Sep 5 12:06:45 BST 2011

On Mon, Sep 5, 2011 at 1:02 PM, Duncan Coutts
<duncan.coutts at> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'd like to solicit opinions on what we should do for our next HP
> release.
> The main issue is GHC. We have GHC 7.2.1 out now, but it's fairly widely
> agreed that it is not ready for an HP release. We are expecting GHC
> 7.4.1 towards the end of the year [1] and we do not expect there to be a
> 7.2.2 release at all [2].
> Therefore the obvious choice is to just use GHC 7.0.4. Indeed the GHC
> devs say they made this release with the HP in mind.
> So the only question is whether we do a minor release with 7.0.4 or if
> we do a major release and include non-bugfix updates of the other
> packages.
> According to our general plan we ought to be doing a major release
> around now.
> Opinions?

Stick to the plan. I think a regular release schedule is more
important than trying to fudge our schedule all the time to try to
sync with GHC. People who want bleeding-edge stuff can easily get it


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