wolfgang.thaller at gmx.net
Thu Jan 26 12:25:41 EST 2006
So, Apple released their x86-based machines earlier than they
promised... and GHC is mostly ready for it.
The HEAD has full support for Darwin/x86, but STABLE is still
unregisterised and has no GHCi support. I am ready to merge the
Darwin/x86 support to the stable branch, and I really think there
should be a Darwin/x86 release of GHC 6.4 before that branch gets
There's one small problem, though. My patches are for Darwin 8.0,
which corresponds to Mac OS X version 10.4, but the new Macs run
10.4.4. They might have made minor-but-annoying changes - I'm sure
they couldn't care less about compatibility with CLI-only Darwin
versions running on non-Apple hardware.
I have Apple's current cross compiler tools running on my Mac, so I
have found out about one particular small change, but until an intel-
based Mac magically arrives somewhere near me there's no way I can
test it or build a binary distribution.
Or maybe I should not worry now and release a Mac/x86-only 6.4.3
later when I have the means to do so, to avoid any risk of holding up
6.4.2 for that (I remember hearing something about early February, is
that still the plan?).
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