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= GHC 7.0 =
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= GHC 7.0.4 =
  
 
== Summary ==
 
== Summary ==
The newest major version of the Glasgow Haskell Compiler (ghc) version 7.0.1 was [http://haskell.org/ghc/download_ghc_7_0_1.html released] 16 November 2010. It has many [http://new-www.haskell.org/ghc/docs/7.0.1/html/users_guide/release-7-0-1.html new features], including a new I/O manager, new type-checker, new improved parallel garbage collector, and support for a new LLVM compilation backend.
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Update Glasgow Haskell Compiler (ghc) from version 7.0.2 to [http://haskell.org/ghc/download_ghc_7_0_4.html 7.0.4 release] (15 June 2011), with various bug fixes.
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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 ==
 
== Owners ==
* Names: [[User:Petersen|Jens Petersen]], [[User:Mathstuf|Ben Boeckel]], [[Haskell_SIG]]
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* Names: [[User:Petersen|Jens Petersen]], [[Haskell_SIG]]
* Email: petersen@fedoraproject.org, mathstuf@gmail.com, haskell-devel@lists.fedoraproject.org
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* Email: petersen@fedoraproject.org, haskell-devel@lists.fedoraproject.org
  
 
== Current status ==
 
== Current status ==
* Targeted release: [[Releases/15|Fedora 15]]
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* Targeted release: [[Releases/16|Fedora 16]]
* Last updated: 27 Nov 2010
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* Last updated: 29 August 2011
* Percentage completion 60%
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* Percentage completion 100%
  
 
== Detailed Description ==
 
== Detailed Description ==
* Create a dist-f15-ghc7 buildroot to avoid dependency disruption to rawhide.
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* ghc will be updated in rawhide. [done]
* Create scripts to automate the rebuilding of all the Haskell packages in Fedora.
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* Update ghc-rpm-macros to drop prof subpackages [done]
* Update ghc to new version and build into dist-f15-ghc7.
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* cabal2spec updated to use %ghc_arches macro and BR ghc-Cabal-devel and individual core libs [done]
* Update ghc-rpm-macros if necessary.
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* Update all haskell packages to latest packaging templates and rebuild. [done]
* Add support to cabal2spec for delta-patching packages to update them for newer packaging template and rebuild.
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* Test packages in F16/rawhide [done]
* Rebuild packages including all the libraries in dist-f15-ghc7 with the automated cabal2spec patching and dependency build script.
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* Move final built sets of packages to dist-f15.
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== Benefit to Fedora ==
 
== Benefit to Fedora ==
Fedora will benefit by providing the latest ghc compiler to its users with many performance and feature enhancements.
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Fedora will benefit by providing the latest ghc compiler and haskell-platform to its users with various bugfixes.
  
 
== Scope ==
 
== Scope ==
* Minimal impact outside of Haskell packages
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* Rebuilding all Haskell packages.
* Rebuilding all Haskell packages: see Detailed Description above
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== How to Test ==
 
== How to Test ==
* Packagers
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* yum install @haskell
** Build packages against GHC 7.0
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* yum install xmonad
** Many Haskell libraries and applications include test suites already (not many are enabled to my knowledge). Enabling these will help catch errors.
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* yum install ghc-*-devel
* Testers
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* yum install pandoc
** General usage of packaged Haskell applications to find bugs (probably manifest as assertion errors or exceptions)
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*** darcs
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*** cabal
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== User Experience ==
 
== User Experience ==
Developers will be able to use GHC 7.0.
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Developers will be able to use latest GHC.
  
 
== Dependencies ==
 
== Dependencies ==
* Haskell packages (to be handled by the Haskell SIG for the most part)
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haskell-platform release for ghc-7.0.4 expected.
* Haskell Platform release (hopefully there will be a release available in time)
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== Contingency Plan ==
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ghc-7.0.4 is a stable bugfix release, which should not have any major surprises.
  
== Contigency Plan ==
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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.
* In the unlikely event that the version upgrade is not possible, any partial work will simply be left dist-f15-ghc and we will release F15 with the current ghc-6.12.3 set of packages.
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== Documentation ==
 
== Documentation ==
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* http://haskell.org/ghc/docs/7.0.3/html/users_guide/release-7-0-3.html
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* http://haskell.org/ghc/docs/7.0.4/html/users_guide/release-7-0-4.html
  
 
== Release Notes ==
 
== Release Notes ==
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The Haskell GHC compiler has been updated to version 7.0.4
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with various bugfixes and haskell-platform to 2011.2.0.1.
  
 
== Comments and Discussion ==
 
== Comments and Discussion ==
* See [[Talk:Features/GHC70]]
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* See [[Talk:Features/GHC704]]
  
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Latest revision as of 03:04, 5 September 2011


Contents

[edit] GHC 7.0.4

[edit] 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.

[edit] Owners

[edit] Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 16
  • Last updated: 29 August 2011
  • Percentage completion 100%

[edit] 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 F16/rawhide [done]

[edit] Benefit to Fedora

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

[edit] Scope

  • Rebuilding all Haskell packages.

[edit] How to Test

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

[edit] User Experience

Developers will be able to use latest GHC.

[edit] Dependencies

haskell-platform release for ghc-7.0.4 expected.

[edit] 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.

[edit] Documentation

[edit] 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.

[edit] Comments and Discussion