6.6 plans and status
haskell at list.mightyreason.com
Mon Aug 7 12:07:44 EDT 2006
Would a new and expanded Regex package (Test.Regex.Lazy) be something that could
be included in the 6.6.0 libraries? What is the best practice for getting it
It still supports a wrapped Posix regex backend, but also include a PCRE wrapper
and pure haskell backends and work efficiently on both String and ByteString.
It runs, has an increasing amount of Haddock documentation, some HUnit tests,
and some new QuickCheck tests are almost done.
Simon Marlow wrote:
> Hi folks,
> The Hackathon, ICFP and Haskell Workshop are fast approaching, and we
> promised to have 6.6 out before then. This means we're on a pretty
> tight schedule, and some corners will have to be cut in order to get
> there. But that may not be a bad thing - without hard deadlines the
> release can easily drag on.
> So we propose the following schedule for the release:
> Release candidate: 25 August
> Release: 8 September
> giving me a couple of days before I have to fly out to Portland in case
> of serious mishaps in the release.
> 6.6 will be an alpha-quality release, mainly because we won't have time
> to fix all the bugs in the database currently scheduled for 6.6.
> However, we do expect it to pass the vast majority of the testsuite, and
> for most uses it'll work fine. We do expect to see more than the usual
> amount of churn between 6.6 and 6.6.1 while we shake things down, though.
> Before the release we will be focussing on things that can't be deferred
> until 6.6.1, and that means API changes (because patchlevels don't
> modify APIs). But we'll also be redefining the core set of packages
> that come with GHC, so the API stability will be restricted to just these:
> base, haskell98, template-haskell, readline, Cabal, unix, Win32
> We will probably still ship binary distributions with more packages (at
> the option of the distribution builder), but in general other packages
> should be considered independent of GHC. You'll be able to upgrade them
> separately from GHC.
> I'm aware we still possibly have threading-related problems on MacOS X,
> Solaris and FreeBSD. We'll do our best to sort these out before the
> release, but we can't hold up the release for them.
> We could really use some help. In particular, I'd like to see test
> reports for platforms that we don't have run nightly builds on. If you
> have the time to take one of the 6.6 bugs, please go ahead:
> If you plan to look into a bug, either assign it to yourself (if you
> have a developer account on the Trac), or else drop us a note saying so.
> I'll be going through the bug list and prioritising in the next day or
> two. Many of these bugs will be pushed back to 6.6.1.
> Glasgow-haskell-users mailing list
> Glasgow-haskell-users at haskell.org
More information about the Glasgow-haskell-users