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* yum install ghc-*-devel
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* yum install pandoc
  
 
== User Experience ==
 
== User Experience ==

Revision as of 04:27, 22 July 2011


Contents

GHC 7.0.4

Summary

Update Glasgow Haskell Compiler (ghc) from version 7.0.2 to 7.0.4 release (15 June 2011), with various bug fixes.

Haskell Platform 2011.2.0.1 was released in April for ghc-7.0.3: a minor update is expected for 7.0.4.

Owners

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 16
  • Last updated: 22 July 2011
  • Percentage completion 98%

Detailed Description

  • ghc will be updated in rawhide. [done]
  • Update ghc-rpm-macros to drop prof subpackages [done]
  • cabal2spec updated to use %ghc_arches macro and BR ghc-Cabal-devel and individual core libs [done]
  • Update all haskell packages to latest packaging templates and rebuild. [done]
  • Test packages in rawhide [in progress]

Benefit to Fedora

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

Scope

  • Rebuilding all Haskell packages.

How to Test

  • yum install @haskell
  • yum install xmonad
  • yum install ghc-*-devel
  • yum install pandoc

User Experience

Developers will be able to use latest GHC.

Dependencies

haskell-platform release for ghc-7.0.4 expected.

Contingency Plan

ghc-7.0.4 is a stable bugfix release, which should not have any major surprises.

If haskell-platform-2011.2.0.2 is not released in time we will ship with haskell-platform-2011.2.0.1 + ghc-7.0.4, and update haskell-platform later if necessary.

Documentation

Release Notes

The Haskell GHC compiler has been updated to version 7.0.4 with various bugfixes and haskell-platform to 2011.2.0.1.

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