Hi *, A short update on the current status of the 1.24 branch and plans for the future. Given that the GHC 8 final release is fast approaching, I've decided to create the 1.24 branch before the GHC 8 RC3 has been released. This means that some of the Cabal features initially planned for 1.24 (see ) will unfortunately have to be postponed until 1.26.
These features are: https://github.com/haskell/cabal/pull/2540 - platform libraries https://github.com/haskell/cabal/pull/2522 - globstar globbing However, we've decided to do another (small) feature release of cabal-install off the 1.24 branch a month or two after the release of cabal-install 18.104.22.168. Therefore the following patches, which do not touch Cabal library code, will make it into the 22.214.171.124 release of cabal-install: https://github.com/haskell/cabal/pull/2916 - space leak in solver https://github.com/haskell/cabal/pull/2914 - space leak in solver https://github.com/haskell/cabal/pull/2774 - gen-bounds command https://github.com/haskell/cabal/pull/2882 - status command Also, cabal-install 126.96.36.199 will include an alpha version of Duncan's nix-local-build work, which is currently in the process of being merged. This is intended as a technical preview. Looking further forward, the 1.26 release is currently planned for August 2016.  http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cabal.devel/10478 _______________________________________________ cabal-devel mailing list email@example.com http://mail.haskell.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/cabal-devel