ANNOUNCE: GHC 6.8.3 Release Candidate
Manuel M T Chakravarty
chak at cse.unsw.edu.au
Thu May 29 06:19:31 EDT 2008
A Mac installer version of the release candidate for Intel/Leopard
Macs is at
This version of GHC includes neither editline nor readline at the
moment (this will be fixed for the final release). It also only works
for Leopard (MacOS X 10.5) as I haven't managed to get cross compiling
for older OS versions fully functional yet.
In any case, please test this if you have an Intel/Leopard Mac and are
interested in a one-click installer with no dependencies other than a
recent version of Xcode.
The packages comes with an uninstall script located at
It will overwrite other 6.8.x versions of GHC installed from an
installer package, but peacefully coexist with other distributions of
6.8 and with GHC versions other than 6.8 independent of how they were
> We are pleased to announce the Release Candidate phase for GHC 6.8.3.
> Snapshots beginning with 220.127.116.1180527 are release candidates
> for 6.8.3
> You can download snapshots from here:
> Right now we have the source bundles:
> Only the first of these is necessary. The "extralibs" package contains
> various extra packages that are often supplied with GHC - unpack the
> extralibs tarball on top of the source tree to add them, and they will
> be included in the build automatically.
> There is also currently an installer for i386/Windows and binary
> distributions for x86_64/Linux and i386/Linux. More may appear later.
> Please test as much as possible; bugs are much cheaper if we find them
> before the release!
> We expect to release in a few days, assuming no major issues are
> Ian, on behalf of the GHC team
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