GHC Weekly News - 2014/09/15
Here's a new thing: Blog posts! That's right. A while back, we started a new set of emails on the developers list containing weekly updates, from GHC HQ. But we eventually decided it should be more broad and encompass the work GHC sees as a project - including all the things our contributors do.
So now it's the weekly GHC news - and we (or, well, I) have decided to blogify the weekly emails!
So without further adieu, here's the current recap. The original mailing list copy is available here.
- As Gabor mentioned on the list earlier today, I (Austin) accidentally broke the Windows build. Sorry. :( We really need to get Phab building Windows too ASAP... I'm working on a fix this morning.
- I sent out the HCAR draft this morning. Please edit it! I think we have a few weeks of lead time however, so we're not in a rush like last time. But I will send reminders. :)
- The server migration for ghc.haskell.org seems to have gone pretty smoothly in the past week. It's had plenty of traffic so far. The full migration is still ongoing and I want to complete it this week.
- I've finished reorganizing some of the Git and Repository pages after some discussion. We now have the Repositories page, linked to on the left side, which details some notes on the repositories we use, and links to other various pages. I'm thinking of replacing this side-bar "root" with a link to the main Git page, perhaps.
- Miscellaneous: ghc.haskell.org and phabricator.haskell.org now sets the
Strict-Transport-Securityheader. This just means you always use SSL now when you visit those pages (so you can't be connection-hijacked via a 503 redirect).
- I'm merging some patches at the moment, although the windows fix is currently what I'll push first: Phab:D205, Phab:D204, Phab:D203, Phab:D199, Phab:D194, Phab:D179, Phab:D174. Do let me know if there's anything you want me to look at.
- GHC works on Wine apparently for all you Linux users - thanks Mikolaj!
- Jan had some questions about infrastructure which I just followed up on this morning. In particular: does anyone feel strongly about his first question?
- Herbert committed the first part of the Traversable/Foldable changes, by moving the typeclasses to Prelude. This is part of an ongoing series of patches. Things like adding Bifunctor will finally come after this.
Also, added bonus: we'll start including some of the tickets we closed this week.
Please let me know if you have any questions.