Hi *, As some of you know, I've recently been elected as Cabal "chair"/release coordinator. GHC 8/Cabal 1.24 release date is fast approaching, so I'll try to summarise my current plans regarding the next release.
Release schedule: * I'll create the 1.24 branch in about two weeks' time (Dec. 30 let's say). * GHC 8 RC1 will be using Cabal HEAD/1.23. * If there will be a GHC 8 RC2 (Herbert tells me it's very likely), it'll use the Cabal 1.24 pre-release (1.24 branch). * Cabal 1.24 final will be released simultaneously with GHC 8 (maybe a bit earlier). * cabal-install 1.24 will be released either simultaneously with Cabal 1.24, or soon after. I don't want to delay it by much. Cabal patches I'd like to see in 1.24: * Library support for Duncan's nix-local-build branch. This has just went in (#2948). * Kristen's improved 'Setup configure' (#2925). Needs a review. * Edsko's foreign library patches (#2540). Mostly ready to go in, but needs rebasing and some additional review. * **/* globbing (#2522). I want to rework it a bit. * (Possibly) #2829 - Thomas's reconfigure work, though he seems to have abandoned it. cabal-install patches I'd like to see in 1.24: * hackage-security. Duncan tells me that Edsko is working on it right at the moment, and some preliminary patches have already been merged. We may delay cabal-install's release a bit to get this in. * Duncan's nix-local-build work in some form. This release will probably be a "technical preview". * Andres's solver patches (#2731). Needs tests. * Kristen's solver improvements (#2917, #2916, #2914). Would be nice if Andres could do a review. * 'gen-bounds' (#2774). * 'user-config init' (either #2640 or #2604). Comments welcome! Some other TODO items on my list: * Gershom/Haskell.org are willing to allocate some build bot time to us for producing cabal-install binaries (Windows/OS X/Linux) and possibly nightlies. This will need a patch to ghc-builder , but should in principle be not that hard to set up. GitHub Releases can be used for hosting downloads. * Revamp the web site . I'd like to set up a news feed/blog and start posting monthly news updates akin to what haskell-mode devs have been doing . * Reorganise the user guide. We need to put more focus on the 'cabal' tool and less on the 'Setup.hs' interface. If someone is willing to help me with these three last ones, it'd be appreciated!  http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cabal.devel/10408  https://github.com/haskell/ghc-builder  https://www.haskell.org/cabal/  https://github.com/haskell/haskell-mode/wiki/Month-in-Haskell-Mode-July-2015 _______________________________________________ cabal-devel mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://mail.haskell.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/cabal-devel