Christian Maeder | 1 Mar 10:08 2011
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Re: ANNOUNCE: GHC 7.0.2 Release Candidate 2

Am 28.02.2011 21:47, schrieb Ian Lynagh:
> On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 04:08:55PM +0100, Christian Maeder wrote:
>> Am 28.02.2011 13:33, schrieb Christian Maeder:
>>> Am 20.02.2011 22:16, schrieb Ian Lynagh:
>>>>
>>>> We are pleased to announce the second release candidate for GHC 7.0.2:
>>>>
>>>>     http://www.haskell.org/ghc/dist/7.0.2-rc2/
>>>
>>> I'm surprised this is already the second release candidate for GHC
>>> 7.0.2. The first release candidate was announced 16.12.2010 (and forgotten).
> 
> Well, we couldn't have another first RC  :-)
> 
>>> Shouldn't there be a third candidate to be sufficiently tested?
> 
> There's a trade-off. Building testing, uploading, etc, another RC would
> be another 0.5-1 days work, and would put the release back by another
> week (which also puts back the HP release, the 7.2.1 release, and at
> this rate even the 7.4 release!).
> 
>> I could not test much yet, due to
>> http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/ticket/4972
>> and
>> http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/ticket/4973
> 
> You mean that these stop you testing with the RC, rather than that you
> think they're still broken in the 7.0 branch, right? You don't say what
> package (and version of the package) you're using in #4972, so I can't
> test it myself.

The package for #4972 is the programatica package attached to #4527, but
this ticket is fixed for ghc-7.0.1.20110224.

> You can also test with a more recent nightly snapshot that has the
> fixes for bugs that you're encountering:
>     http://www.haskell.org/ghc/dist/stable/dist/
> The RCs just use a nightly snapshot as the source tarball.

Yes, so I did.

> If there are no known issues, I plan to release 7.0.2 tomorrow, though!

Issue #4973 is not resolved (as I just found out).

Christian

> 
> 
> Thanks
> Ian
> 
> 

Gmane