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GHC 7.4


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


Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 18
  • Last updated: 2012-01-06
  • 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.


  • 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.


ghc-7.4.1 release is expected early 2012. haskell-platform release for ghc-7.4 expected around May 2012.

Contingency Plan

Stay with ghc-7.0.4 and haskell-platform-2011.4.


Release Notes

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

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