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Re: Upcoming GHC 7 release and package names with ghc6 in them

> Hi.
> As you may be aware, the upcoming major GHC release will have a 7.0.x
> version number, not 6.14.x as previously planned.  Most of Debian's
> Haskell packages have "ghc6" included in their names.  Looks like it's
> time to either change that number to a seven or just drop it.
> Either option would require sourceful uploads of all the Haskell
> packages.  Not necessarily right away, since we could get away with
> having packages use "ghc" names while providing the package name with
> "ghc6" in it and have the transition proceed in a piecemeal fashion.
> I think that renaming everything to use plain "ghc" is the right thing
> to do.  I don't see much need for maintaining both 6.12.x and 7.x
> branches.  We still need to build everything between every minor
> release so dragging that major version number in package names doesn't
> help any, as it is.
> A 8.0 branch, whenever that may happen, is likely to be a few Debian
> release cycles away and we don't need to concern ourselves with that
> now.
> I'm guessing that 7.0.1 will be the next GHC version packaged for
> Debian.

It is unlikely to be GHC 7.0.1 isn't it? That's the beta release. And
Debian follows the Haskell Platform. The January HP release will likely
include a GHC 7.0.2 -- that is a debugged version of ghc 7

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