GHC Weekly News - 2015/03/24

thoughtpolice - 2015-03-25

Hi *,

It’s time for the GHC weekly news. We’ve had an absence of the last one, mostly due to a lot of hustle to try and get 7.10 out the door (more on that shortly throughout this post). But now we’re back and everything seems to be taken care of.

This week, in the wake of the GHC 7.10 release (which is occuring EOD, hopefully), GHC HQ met up for a brief chat and caught up:

  • This week GHC HQ met for only a very short time to discuss the pending release - it looks like all the blocking bugs have been fixed, and we’ve got everything triaged appropriately. You’ll hopefully see the 7.10 announcement shortly after reading this.

We’ve also had small amounts of list activity (the past 6-8 weeks have been very, very quiet it seems):

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

  • Commit 71fcc4c096ec0b575522e4c2d0104ef7a71a13c5 - GHC defaults to using the gold linker on ARM/Android and ARM/Linux targets.
  • Commit 9dfdd16a61e79cb03c633d442190a81fe5c0b6b8 - Bump ghc-prim to version 0.4.0.0.
  • Commit 42448e3757f25735a0a5b5e2b7ee456b5e8b0039 - GHC HEAD now always looks for LLVM 3.6 specifically.

Closed tickets this past week include: #9122, #10099, #10081, #9886, #9722, #9619, #9920, #9691, #8976, #9873, #9541, #9619, #9799, #9823, #10156, #1820, #6079, #9056, #9963, #10164, #10138, #10166, #10115, #9921, #9873, #9956, #9609, #7191, #10165, #10011, #8379, #10177, #9261, #10176, #10151, #9839, #8078, #8727, #9849, #10146, #9194, #10158, #7788, #9554, #8550, #10079, #10139, #10180, #10181, #10170, #10186, #10038, #10164, and #8976.