We need a bugfix release for 7.6 or get 7.8 soon to support OS X Mavericks

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We need a bugfix release for 7.6 or get 7.8 soon to support OS X Mavericks

Johan Tibell-2
Hi all,

It's getting more urgent to have a working GHC on OS X Mavericks. 35% [1]
of OS X users are now on Mavericks and won't have a working GHC unless they
jump through some hoops [2]. If we don't think we can have 7.8 out in the
next few days, I think we should consider making a minimal 7.6.x release to
make things work on OS X again.

1. https://www.gosquared.com/mavericks/
2. https://gist.github.com/mzero/7245290

-- Johan
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We need a bugfix release for 7.6 or get 7.8 soon to support OS X Mavericks

Carter Schonwald
I emphatically agree. I think Darin did some preliminary work back porting
fixes to 7.6, but life's gotten busy so he couldn't finish it
https://github.com/darinmorrison/ghc

On Tuesday, December 31, 2013, Johan Tibell wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> It's getting more urgent to have a working GHC on OS X Mavericks. 35% [1]
> of OS X users are now on Mavericks and won't have a working GHC unless they
> jump through some hoops [2]. If we don't think we can have 7.8 out in the
> next few days, I think we should consider making a minimal 7.6.x release to
> make things work on OS X again.
>
> 1. https://www.gosquared.com/mavericks/
> 2. https://gist.github.com/mzero/7245290
>
> -- Johan
>
>
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