[plt-dev] Re: [plt-scheme] Progress information from PLaneT

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Sun Feb 8 16:41:45 EST 2009

Well, it took a little while, but I've finally gotten all of the
pieces of this I wanted to get going.

The latest piece that I've just checked in now, is that drscheme shows
you a single line at the bottom of the screen with the planet status.

(The other pieces, checked in earlier, were adding general information
from planet to the log and adding support for viewing the logs to


On Sat, Jan 17, 2009 at 9:27 PM, Robby Findler
<robby at eecs.northwestern.edu> wrote:
> There should be a mode where it prints something, I agree. But just so
> it is clear, the ordinary 'require' mode doesn't and shouldn't print
> anything because it is just an ordinary require and so it shouldn't
> produce extra (observable) effects. It has been suggested that, when a
> require from planet happens inside drscheme, drscheme should show you
> the progress. That should be doable, but I haven't had a chance to
> actually do it yet.
> Robby
> On Sat, Jan 17, 2009 at 9:09 PM, Thomas Chust <chust at web.de> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I wonder whether it is possible to get any progress display or messages
>> that show what is happening from the long running PLaneT commands.
>> When adding some larger package with a bunch of dependencies to a fresh
>> PLT Scheme installation with planet install, one can wait for several
>> minutes for the command to complete and not a single line of output is
>> generated. In the documentation, the help output from the command line
>> utility and by experimentation I haven't found a way to enable any kind
>> of more verbose output than this total silence, except in case of errors :-(
>> >From a package manager I would expect that it at least prints out which
>> packages are being installed, preferrably together with counts of
>> packages already processed and remaining to be installed to give the
>> user an idea how long the setup may take.
>> cu,
>> Thomas
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