simonpj at microsoft.com
Wed Aug 27 07:32:42 EDT 2008
As you know, we're planning to produce GHC 6.10 with "batteries not included", relying on the Haskell Platform for the batteries. We are working v hard to get 6.10 ready for release-candidate on 19 Sept.
But http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Haskell_Platform seems dormant; it has not been modified for a month. So I'm a bit worried that we'll produce GHC but it won't have any batteries!
Can you let us know what your plans are, esp concerning timescale? The steps under "Next steps" look fine... but they need be executed. Are you planning a release candidate, which people can try against the release candidate GHC?
I know that you want to decouple the GHC release from the HP release. But if there was to be, say, a three month delay then there really would not be much point in running fast to ship GHC... we might instead re-plan our release cycle.
Sorry if all this is in hand and I've simply missed it.
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