gearing up for HP 2012.2.0.0
mark.lentczner at gmail.com
Fri May 4 07:28:05 BST 2012
Folks, it's time for HP 2012.2.0.0. I'll be your release manager this
round, so sit up, get out those compilers and start building....
Actually, here's what I'm planning:
This weekend (May 5-6)
1. Triage the bug
list,<http://trac.haskell.org/haskell-platform/report/1>It would be
great if you have bugs there (by you, for you, or of interest
to you), if you'd check and update the info in the next few days.
2. Prepare a trial-balloon package and version list. If you have
specific requests, send 'em to me. I don't think we are anticipating any
additions or drops this time 'round... though I understand that OpenGL may
be a bit of problem. Any other package/version issues?
Beyond a blessed list of versions, HP is of course "ready to wear"
software, which is needs to get built and distributed for a variety of OS
platforms. If you are helping / wrangling / doing the heavy lifting for a
particular platform, please:
1. Add yourself to the bottom section of the members
2. Please get familiar with the new repo location on
3. Please think about getting your build procedure automated,
documented, and in the repo. See, for example the
the mac build. Even where there are manual steps required (thank you
Package Maker), the Makefile walks the builder though it.
4. Please let us/me know if there is any major planned change to the
packaging. For example, last time I wrote an uninstaller for the Mac. This
took some time, and I'd like to know what we're up against this time.
(Speaking of which... anyone want to look at that
consider generalizing it to other OS platforms?)
I'm aiming for us to have this one out by the end of May. In the imortal
words of the Red Power Ranger: "Let's do this!"
- Mark "mzero" Lentczner
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