Changes between Version 15 and Version 16 of Status/October06


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Nov 1, 2006 6:50:15 AM (7 years ago)
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    1515  A significant outcome is that we have written a great deal of Wiki material about GHC's implementation (the "commentary") and about how to build and modify GHC (the "building guide").  Documents with these titles were available before but had become rather out of date.  These new, up-to-date documents live on the GHC developer's Wiki.  We urge you to read and improve them:   [http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki] (near the bottom). 
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    17 We (finally) released '''GHC 6.6''' in October 2006. There was an extended period of release-candidate testing, so we fondly hope that this will be a relatively stable release. The main improvement over GHC 6.4 is support for SMP systems - now GHC can execute several Haskell threads on different cpus/cores. There also many other improvements, listed at [http://haskell.org/ghc/docs/6.6/html/users_guide/release-6-6.html Release notes].  To get GHC 6.6, go to [http://www.haskell.org/ghc/download_ghc_66.html Download].  Significant new features, all described in more detail in the [http://haskell.org/ghc/docs/6.6/html/users_guide/release-6-6.html release notes], include: 
     17We (finally) released '''GHC 6.6''' in October 2006. There was an extended period of release-candidate testing, so we fondly hope that this will be a relatively stable release. The main improvement over GHC 6.4 is support for SMP systems - now GHC can execute several Haskell threads on different cpus/cores. There also many other improvements, listed in the [http://haskell.org/ghc/docs/6.6/html/users_guide/release-6-6.html Release notes].  To get GHC 6.6, go to [http://www.haskell.org/ghc/download_ghc_66.html Download].  Significant new features, all described in more detail in the [http://haskell.org/ghc/docs/6.6/html/users_guide/release-6-6.html release notes], include: 
    1818 * Support for multi-processors 
    1919 * Impredicative polymorphism