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Revision as of 01:20, 17 June 2011

GHC 7.0.3 and Haskell Platform 2011.2.0.1


The latest update to Glasgow Haskell Compiler (ghc) version 7.0.3 was released 27 March 2011, with various bug fixes.

Haskell Platform 2011 was updated for ghc-7.0.3 and released as 2011.2.0.1 in April.


Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 16
  • Last updated: 25 May 2011
  • Percentage completion 0%

Detailed Description

  • We will build ghc-7.0.3 in rawhide. []
  • Update ghc-rpm-macros if necessary. []
  • Update all haskell packages to latest packaging templates and rebuild. []
  • Test packages in rawhide []

Benefit to Fedora

Fedora will benefit by providing the latest ghc compiler and haskell-platform to its users with various bugfixes.


  • Minimal impact outside of Haskell packages
  • Rebuilding all Haskell packages: see Detailed Description above

How to Test

  • Packagers
    • Build packages against GHC 7.0
    • Many Haskell libraries and applications include test suites already (not many are enabled to my knowledge). Enabling these will help catch errors.
  • Testers
    • General usage of packaged Haskell applications to find bugs (probably manifest as assertion errors or exceptions)
      • darcs
      • cabal

User Experience

Developers will be able to use GHC 7.0.3.



Contingency Plan

None: ghc-7.0.3 is a stable bugfix releases, which should not have any major surprises.


Release Notes

Haskell GHC has been updated to version 7.0.3 with various bugfixes and haskell-platform to 2011.2.0.1.

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