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GHC 7.0


Package version 7.0 of the Glasgow Haskell Compilation system. It is based on LLVM 2.7 and offers a substantial set of features over the GHC 6.x releases.


Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 15
  • Last updated: 11 Sep 2010
  • Percentage completion 0%

Detailed Description

Benefit to Fedora


  • Small impact outside of the Haskell parts of Fedora
  • Need to rebuild all Haskell packages (scripts, to be developed, can help automate this)

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.


  • Haskell packages (to be handled by the Haskell SIG for the most part)

Contigency Plan

  • None necessary, revert to previous release behaviour.


Release Notes

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