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Release timetable

The Haskell Platform follows a time-based release process. A new major release with library extensions and new tools appears every 6 months, on the following schedule. Minor releases, with bug fixes, occur between these major dates. Learn about how the version numbers work.

2013.2.0.0

  • Target: May 6th, 2013
    • Announce start of process, call for proposals for additions and changes: March 4th, 2012
    • Call for proposals ends (no more proposals considered): March 25th, 2013
    • Proposals decided, Initial version list: April 8th, 2013
    • First candidates: April 22th, 2013
    • Open issues resolved, Second candidates: April 29th, 2013
    • Final release candidates: May 6th, 2013

2013.4.0.0

  • Target: November 4th, 2013
    • Announce start of process, call for proposals for additions and changes: August 26th, 2012
    • Call for proposals ends (no more proposals considered): September 23rd, 2013
    • Proposals decided, Initial version list: October 7th, 2013
    • First candidates: October 21st, 2013
    • Open issues resolved, Second candidates: October 28th, 2013
    • Final release candidates: November 4th, 2013

Prior Releases

2012.4.0.0

  • Released November 5th, 2012

2012.2.0.0

  • Released June 3th, 2012

Fourth major release: 2011.4.0.0

  • December 17th 2011 (was: July 2011).

Minor revision : 2011.2.0.1

To incorporate important bug fixes from GHC 7.0.3,

  • April 2, 2011: Update cabal specification to include GHC 7.0.3
  • April 2 - 7, 2011: Release candidates prepped and tested
  • April 15, 2011: Release of 2011.2.0.1

Third major release: 2011.2.0.0

  • November 1, 2010: deadline for proposals to add new packages to release.
  • November 16, deadline for consensus on the mtl proposal: #152 ACCEPTED!
  • November 16 November 23, deadline for consensus on the text proposal: #145 ACCEPTED!
  • Freeze for 2011.2.0.0: Feb 11 DONE.
    • Caveats for GHC 7.0.2 and updated cabal-install
  • Release candidates (2011.1.x.0): February. Mac, Unix, Windows
  • Final release candidates (2011.1.y.0): Late Feb, 2011.
  • Release of 2011.2.0.0 (stable): Mar 5, 2011.

Second major release: 2010.2.0.0

2010.2.0.0

Based on bug reports and polishing from the 2010.1.0.0 release (March 2010), we plan for 2010.2.0.0 in early July.

  • GHC 6.12.2 release with improved Cabal on Windows: April 2010
  • Release held up due to blocking bugs in 6.12.2. Waiting for 6.12.3
  • GHC 6.12.3 released: June 12.
  • Freeze for 2010.2.0.0: July 14.
  • Release candidates for 2010.2.0.0.
  • Torrent pre-release: July 21
  • Release of 2010.2.0.0: July 22.

2010.1.0.0 beta

2010.2.x is the first to include GHC 6.12:

First major release, 2009.2.x

  • 2009.2.0, Monday 4th May 2009 (actual release slipped by one day)
  • Freeze for package changes for 2009.2.0.1: Monday 18th May
  • 2009.2.0.1, Monday 1st June (4 weeks after .0)
  • 2009.2.0.2 delayed for 6.10.4 (releasd: Jul 16)
  • Freeze for package changes to 2009.2.0.2: Wednesday July 22
  • 2009.2.0.2, Wednesday July 29 (8 weeks after .1, originally planned for July 13, delayed due to GHC 6.10.4)