After some investigation I came to the conclusion that we should
just drop support for GHC's older than 7.10 in both HEAD and 2.12
The reasons are:
* our slow response time indicate that we don't have a lot of
developer time to dedicate supporting all GHC >= 7.6 versions;
and we really need to focus on newer rather than older GHC's.
* debian jessie (the current stable) has a backports package
repository that provides GHC 7.10
* GHC 7.6 is bugged anyway (see http://tinyurl.com/q23yblu )
and I recently lost hours trying to compile Darcs with GHC 7.6
because of that bug. Once I updated my system to get GHC 7.10,
everything went fine.
So here is a patch that applies on both HEAD and the 2.12 branch.
It makes Darcs requiring base >= 4.8 and time >= 1.5, so there are
a couple of simplifications along with the base version bump.
With this we'll be able to do a 2.12.1 release soon.
2 patches for repository http://darcs.net:
Author: Guillaume Hoffmann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu Sep 1 12:04:02 ART 2016
* require GHC 7.10 and time 1.5
Author: Sergei Trofimovich <email@example.com>
Date: Sat Jul 2 11:58:18 ART 2016
* Tweak for sandi-0.4.*