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Revision as of 15:48, 2 January 2012

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GHC 7.4

Summary

Update Fedora Haskell packages to the latest major version 7.4.1 of the Glasgow Haskell Compiler.

Owner

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 17
  • Last updated: 2011-12-16
  • Percentage of completion: 0%

Detailed Description

Bumping ghc version requires a complete rebuild of all Haskell packages against the new version.

Benefit to Fedora

GHC 7.4 is a major new version of ghc with many new compiler features and improvements.

Scope

  • Bootstrap ghc-7.4 in rawhide.
  • Finalize ghc-rpm-macros for F17 (drop ghc-prof provides).
  • Refresh and rebuild all Haskell packages with appropriate version bumps.
  • Test packages in rawhide/f17

How To Test

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

User Experience

Fedora users will have the latest version of GHC available to them.

Dependencies

ghc-7.4.1 release is expected soon. haskell-platform release for ghc-7.4 expected next year.

Contingency Plan

None planned/expected, but in worst case could revert to current ghc-7.0.4.

Documentation

Release Notes

The Haskell GHC compiler has been updated to version 7.4.1 with numerous new features and improvements.

Comments and Discussion