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Update ANNOUNCE for 7.6.1

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- The (Interactive) Glasgow Haskell Compiler -- version 6.10.1
- ==============================================================
+ =============================================================
+ The (Interactive) Glasgow Haskell Compiler -- version 7.6.1
+ =============================================================
-The GHC Team is pleased to announce a new major release of GHC. There
-have been a number of significant changes since the last major release,
-including:
+The GHC Team is pleased to announce a new major release of GHC, 7.6.1.
- * Some new language features have been implemented:
- * Record syntax: wild-card patterns, punning, and field disambiguation
- * Generalised quasi-quotes
- * Generalised list comprehensions
- * View patterns
+Here are some of the highlights of the 7.6 branch since 7.4:
- * Type families have been completely re-implemented
+ * Polymorphic kinds and data promotion are now fully implemented and
+ supported features.
- * Now comes with Haddock 2, which supports all GHC extensions
+ * Windows 64bit is now a supported platform.
- * Parallel garbage collection
+ * It is now possible to defer type errors until runtime using the
+ -fdefer-type-errors flag.
- * Base provides extensible exceptions
+ * The RTS now supports changing the number of capabilities at runtime
+ with Control.Concurrent.setNumCapabilities.
- * The GHC API is easier to use
+Full release notes are here:
- * External core (output only) now works again
-
- * Data Parallel Haskell (DPH) comes as part of GHC
-
-The full release notes are here:
-
- http://haskell.org/ghc/docs/6.10.1/html/users_guide/release-6-10-1.html
+ http://www.haskell.org/ghc/docs/7.6.1/html/users_guide/release-7-6-1.html
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