Next major platform release? Date planning.

Gregory Collins greg at
Wed Feb 24 15:40:49 EST 2010

Don Stewart <dons at> writes:

> The existing release timetable is here:
> But GHC 6.12 is out, and the time has come to prepare for the next
> release. In fact, some distros have already moved to 6.12, and the
> usual issues with parsec/QuickCheck are still there.
> Let's make this release one to really clean up the QuickCheck and parsec mess!!
> I would argue for:
>  * Period for adding new packages: Open now!!! (Gives us just on 6
> weeks to discuss adding new things).
>  * Package freeze: Mar 14, 2010
>  * Major release date: Mar 21, 2010, during the Haskell Hackathon in Zurich
> Any thoughts?
> Duncan? Maintainers?

Sorry for being tardy in replying,

I'm moving in March so I'm worried I might not have oodles of time to
work on this. I could tentatively commit to March 21 though.

Gregory Collins <greg at>

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