ANNOUNCE: Haskell Platform 7.10.2
george.colpitts at gmail.com
Thu Jul 30 23:32:44 BST 2015
Installed on Mac, no problems. Did cabal install species, no problems.
Great to have at the same time as GHC release!
On Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 4:08 PM, Mark Lentczner <mark.lentczner at gmail.com>
> Haskellers, we are pleased to announce the release of
> Haskell Platform 7.10.2
> *get it here... <https://www.haskell.org/platform/>*
> Highlights include:
> - GHC 7.10.2
> - packages & tools bumped to very latest
> - major package updates to:
> - attoparsec
> - case-insensitive
> - cgi
> - GLUT, GLURaw, OpenGL, & OpenGLRaw
> - mtl
> - network
> - primitive & vector
> - QuickCheck
> - random
> - syb
> - text
> - new website
> - new installer script for linux
> - 10 bugs closed: Issues · haskell/haskell-platform
> This is our first release concurrent with GHC's release. You'll notice
> that the version number has changed to reflect that from now on, our aim is
> to keep HP releases sync'd to GHC releases.
> *Note:* Haskell Platform download pages are often cached - you may need
> to hit reload to see the release.
> *About the last minute update to text package:*
> *tl;dr: Vast majority of code will never notice the difference. Go ahead
> and get the HP now and start enjoying 7.10.2 You can always update to the
> point release when it comes out.*
> Despite all the testing, GHC central noticed just a day before release
> that there was a regression with text literals in 7.10.2. It was possible
> to work around the issue via a change to the text package, and text-184.108.40.206
> was released just today. Alas, there wasn't enough time to re-build and
> test the platform installers between then and now, so this release has
> text-220.127.116.11. There will be a point release (18.104.22.168) of the Platform this
> weekend or next with the updated text package.
> The issue does not result in incorrect code, only slow compilation times
> for very text literal laden code (as in thousands of literals), and
> slightly higher one-time construction cost at run-time. In full stack
> builds and many other test builds, these slow downs were inconsequential.
> *Windows Notes:*
> The Haskell Platform on Windows now provides the MSys2 tools. These tools
> are needed when installing packages that use conf-tools (generally rare).
> These tools are not automatically placed onto the PATH in order avoid
> troubles due to MSys2 tools which have the same name as a standard
> Windows tool (e.g., echo, find, dir).
> - Mark "release monad" Lentczner
> Special thanks to Erik Rantappa, Wasif Hasan Baig, & Ben Gamari for the
> new web site. Randy Polen for Windows build wrangling.
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