Features/GHC741

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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 18
  • Last updated: 2012-05-08
  • Percentage of completion: 60%

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 the Haskell compiler with many improvements.

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 [arm/ppc in progress]
  • Test packages in rawhide/f18

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

haskell-platform release for ghc-7.4.1 expected in May 2012.

Contingency Plan

No major problems expected.

Documentation

Release Notes

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

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