OCaml 4.01.0 coming to Fedora Rawhide this weekend

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Fri Sep 13 09:30:44 UTC 2013


OCaml 4.01.0 is a new major release of the language.

I'm not expecting any incompatibilities, but it will require a mass
rebuild of the 100 or so Fedora OCaml packages in Rawhide, which I
will do this weekend.

I'm also planning to:

 - update the ARM code generator

 - enable debuginfo generation, since the OCaml compiler has generated
   useful debuginfo for a while now

 - tidy up the spec files and try to come up with a modern set of
   packaging guidelines, since the de-facto packaging rules have
   diverged a little from the guidelines published back in 2008

For people not using OCaml (or even those that are) there shouldn't be
any significant disruption.

More about the new release here:

https://sympa.inria.fr/sympa/arc/caml-list/2013-09/msg00173.html

Rich.

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