Just a quick heads-up that haskell-platform in Rawhide
will be soon be updated to the new 2012.4 release. 
As usual there will be quite a bit of dependency breakage
while all the reverse dependencies get rebuilt:
I have already tested it locally and committed
required changes to git. At the same time we will also
be updating various libraries to their latest versions.
In other Haskell news, ghc-7.4.2 was finally released. 
I am still a bit split on whether we should ship
it in F18. It is a bugfix release but it is not clear
yet if Haskell Platform will see an official release
in time for F18 - it needs a change to their schedule anyway,
which is under discussion. ghc-7.4.2 also has ghci support for ARM.
I guess it comes down to whether we give priority to
ghc or haskell-platform: e.g. Ubuntu 12.04 shipped
ghc-7.4.1 and an unofficial haskell-platform-2012.1
(whereas F17 is still on ghc-7.0.4 and the last official
Debian is currently transitioning ghc-7.4.1 and
haskell-platform-2012.2 to testing too.
I am pleased to announce a refresh of the Haskell packages for EPEL-6
is now available in testing. The major changes are:
- ghc-6.12.3 -> ghc-7.0.4
- Haskell Platform updated to 2011.4
- xmonad updated to 0.10
- darcs updated to 2.5.2
- gtk2hs packages to 0.12.2 
If you use EPEL6 then please test.
 note that gtksourceview2 doesn't build with the gtksourceview2 in el6 though.
I made a test build of a monolithic subpackaged build of Haskell
You can test it with the ghc-7.4.1 in F18 rawhide.
I am considering moving to this monolithic package for F18,
since it speeds up building HP considerably (there is very
little churn of individual HP libraries and packages anyway) and
it also makes it a lot easier to test and experiment with
Feedback is welcome.
ps I had to make some more fixes to the build for ppc
- I plan to commit the final changes soon to git.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jens Petersen <juhpetersen(a)gmail.com>
Date: 6 June 2012 11:36
Subject: Re: Announce: Haskell Platform 2012.2.0.0
To: haskell-platform <haskell-platform(a)projects.haskell.org>
On 4 June 2012 01:24, Mark Lentczner <mark.lentczner(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> We're pleased to announce the next release of Haskell Platform:
> a single, standard Haskell distribution for everyone.
I finally managed to get my new monolithic Fedora build with
Haskell Platform might be the hardest package I have ever subpackaged...
Then again I don't think anyone else subpackages ghc fully?
The build takes about 20 minutes but that is still a lot faster
then building all the packages individually in the buildsystem.
My hope is that using the monolithic package will make
it easier to bootstrap for ghc updates and to test and experiment
with HP in the future. But I still haven't made a final decision
yet on changing Fedora 18 to use the single source package.
The binary packages are available at
or you can rebuild the src rpm locally if you wish to test it.