[darcs-users] darcs 2.5 + ghc 7.0 status report

Ganesh Sittampalam ganesh at earth.li
Mon Sep 27 17:01:34 UTC 2010

I'm trying to make the 2.5 branch with GHC 7.0 RC1. This email is just to 
record progress so someone else can pick this up if they want to.

Here's what I've found/done so far:

  - Distribution.ShellHarness uses the Permissions type from 
System.Directory, which has now become abstract. I've asked Ian (who made 
the change) about this, but I guess it'll require CPP as there's no window 
in which both APIs are available.

  - dataenc has dependencies that don't allow the latest 
base/containers. I've sent a patch to Magnus.

  - test-framework-quickcheck2 doesn't build with the latest QuickCheck, 
but older QuickChecks don't compile with GHC 7.0. I haven't tried to fix 
this or contacted Max about it yet.

  - regex-posix causes a crash in GHC:


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