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   =============================================================
    The (Interactive) Glasgow Haskell Compiler -- version 7.6.1
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The GHC Team is pleased to announce a new major release of GHC, 7.6.1.
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Here are some of the highlights of the 7.6 branch since 7.4:
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  * Polymorphic kinds and data promotion are now fully implemented and
    supported features.
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  * Windows 64bit is now a supported platform.
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  * It is now possible to defer type errors until runtime using the
    -fdefer-type-errors flag.
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  * The RTS now supports changing the number of capabilities at runtime
    with Control.Concurrent.setNumCapabilities.
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Full release notes are here:
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  http://www.haskell.org/ghc/docs/7.6.1/html/users_guide/release-7-6-1.html
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How to get it
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The easy way is to go to the web page, which should be self-explanatory:
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        http://www.haskell.org/ghc/
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We supply binary builds in the native package format for many
platforms, and the source distribution is available from the same
place.
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Packages will appear as they are built - if the package for your
system isn't available yet, please try again later.
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Background
~~~~~~~~~~
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Haskell is a standard lazy functional programming language.
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GHC is a state-of-the-art programming suite for Haskell.  Included is
an optimising compiler generating good code for a variety of
platforms, together with an interactive system for convenient, quick
development.  The distribution includes space and time profiling
facilities, a large collection of libraries, and support for various
language extensions, including concurrency, exceptions, and foreign
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language interfaces (C, whatever).  GHC is distributed under a
BSD-style open source license.
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A wide variety of Haskell related resources (tutorials, libraries,
specifications, documentation, compilers, interpreters, references,
contact information, links to research groups) are available from the
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Haskell home page (see below).
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On-line GHC-related resources
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Relevant URLs on the World-Wide Web:

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GHC home page              http://www.haskell.org/ghc/
GHC developers' home page  http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/
Haskell home page          http://www.haskell.org/
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Supported Platforms
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The list of platforms we support, and the people responsible for them,
is here:

   http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/Contributors
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Ports to other platforms are possible with varying degrees of
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difficulty.  The Building Guide describes how to go about porting to a
new platform:
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    http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/Building


Developers
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We welcome new contributors.  Instructions on accessing our source
code repository, and getting started with hacking on GHC, are
available from the GHC's developer's site run by Trac:

  http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/
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Mailing lists
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We run mailing lists for GHC users and bug reports; to subscribe, use
the web interfaces at

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    http://www.haskell.org/mailman/listinfo/glasgow-haskell-users
    http://www.haskell.org/mailman/listinfo/glasgow-haskell-bugs
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There are several other haskell and ghc-related mailing lists on
www.haskell.org; for the full list, see

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    http://www.haskell.org/mailman/listinfo/

Some GHC developers hang out on #haskell on IRC, too:
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    http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/IRC_channel
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Please report bugs using our bug tracking system.  Instructions on
reporting bugs can be found here:
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    http://www.haskell.org/ghc/reportabug
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