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[edit] GHC 7.4.1

[edit] Summary

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

[edit] Owner

[edit] Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 18
  • Last updated: 2012-09-04
  • Percentage of completion: 100%

[edit] Detailed Description

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

[edit] Benefit to Fedora

GHC 7.4 is a major new version of the Haskell compiler with many improvements.

[edit] Scope

  • Bootstrap ghc-7.4.1 in rawhide [done]
  • Finalize ghc-rpm-macros for F18 [done]
  • Refresh and rebuild all Haskell packages with appropriate version bumps [done]
  • Build ghc-7.4 for secondary archs [done]
  • update Haskell Platform to 2012.2.0.0 [done]
  • Test packages in rawhide/f18 [done]
  • Block old Haskell Platform packages (releng ticket) [done]

[edit] How To Test

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

[edit] User Experience

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

[edit] Dependencies

  • For ARM, llvm-3.1 needs to be patched for ghc: see bug [done]

[edit] Contingency Plan

No major problems expected.

[edit] Documentation

[edit] Release Notes

The Haskell GHC compiler has been updated to version 7.4.1 with many new features and improvements. Haskell Platform has been updated to 2012.2.0.0.

[edit] Comments and Discussion