i hit a funny issue with the near term -hb patch, i'll try to track it
down, but reverting it allowed me to get a mac build of 8.0 master in shape

On Sun, Sep 18, 2016 at 9:16 AM, Yitzchak Gale <g...@sefer.org> wrote:

> Ben, thanks much for the update.
>
> It's not sad that you'll be at ICFP - I wish I could be there too! :)
> Historically ICFP has provided much of the juice that GHC runs on.
> Enjoy, and good luck with the release.
>
> Regards,
> Yitz
>
>
> On Sun, Sep 18, 2016 at 4:07 PM, Ben Gamari <b...@well-typed.com> wrote:
> > Yitzchak Gale <g...@sefer.org> writes:
> >
> >> Are there any updates on 8.0.2? Thanks!
> >>
> >> To put things in the perspective of yesod-based commercial GHC users:
> >> Due to #12130, GHC 8 is useless to us until 8.0.2. So for us this is
> >> the most important GHC release in years.
> >>
> > At the moment I'm trying to work out some issues with merging #12466.
> > This is the last issue on my queue other than doing basic build testing
> > on the other architectures. Sadly next week I'll be at ICFP so it's
> > unlikely that much progress will be made until the following week.
> >
> >> In our particular case, our products are now being held back in very
> >> concrete ways, because there are some critical libraries we can no
> >> longer update. The ecosystem has moved on to GHC 8, and we have been
> >> left behind.
> >>
> > Thanks for the data-point! It's very helpful for prioritization to know
> > these sorts of things. Don't hesitate to bring this up this sort of
> > thing early in the future.
> >
> >> In anticipation of the release, and after the delay in the RC builds,
> >> we are now trying to compile GHC from source on multiple platforms
> >> just so that we can already start on all the infrastructure work we
> >> need to do for this major upgrade. That way we hopefully will be able
> >> to sprint from the gate as soon as there is an actual release. But
> >> obviously we would prefer to use RC builds for that.
> >>
> >> Thanks to all on the GHC team for all your great work!
> >
> > Thanks Yitz!
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > - Ben
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