GHC Weekly News - 2015/02/17

thoughtpolice - 2015-02-18

Hi *,

It’s time for the GHC weekly news. It’s been particularly quiet the past week still, and the ghc-7.10 branch has been quite quiet. So the notes are relatively short this week.

This week, GHC HQ met up to discuss some new stuff:

  • Most of the discussion this week was about particular bugs for GHC 7.10, including getting some tickets fixed like #10058, #8276, and #9968.
  • Since the 7.10 release is getting close, we’ll be starting up a new status page about GHC 7.12 (and probably get started writing things for the HCAR report in May) and what our plans are soon. Watch this space!

As usual, we’ve had a healthy amount of random assorted chatter on the mailing lists:

Some noteworthy commits that went into ghc.git in the past week include:

  • Commit e22282e5d2a370395535df4051bdeb8213106d1c - GHC 7.12 will no longer ship with the Typeable.h header file.
  • Commit 5d5abdca31cdb4db5303999778fa25c4a1371084 - The LLVM backend has been overhauled and updated to use LLVM 3.6 exclusively.

Closed tickets the past week include: #10047, #10082, #10019, #10007, #9930, #10085, #10080, #9266, #10095, and #3649.