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GHC 7.0.4


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.


Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 16
  • Last updated: 11 August 2011
  • Percentage completion 99%

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.


  • 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.


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.


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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