[plt-dev] renaming programs in the distribution

From: Matthew Flatt (mflatt at cs.utah.edu)
Date: Mon Apr 19 11:35:19 EDT 2010

Similar to the way that `rico docs' serves the role of `plt-help', we
could have `rico games' replace `plt-games'.

For GUI launchers for docs and games under Windows and Mac OS X, I
suggest `Rico Docs' and `Rico Games'. It's ok to have spaces in GUI-app
names, and then the documentation can refer to `rico docs' and `rico
games' commands (i.e., they work whether someone tries to use them via
a command line or by clicking on a GUI app).

Otherwise, I think we should keep `planet', `setup-plt', and
`MrEd.app'/`MrEd.exe' for a while. Also, although I think we should
keep `plt-web-server' for a while, maybe we should move to `rico

At Mon, 19 Apr 2010 10:15:59 -0500, Robby Findler wrote:
> I'm trying to sort out what programs should be in the top-level "app"
> directory (this mostly affects mac os x and windows) and what should
> be in the bin directory in the racket release. Here's a proposal.
> Comments?
> This is the current list of programs (as of 4.2.5) that go in the
> toplevel directory (mac os x and windows):
>   DrScheme.app
>   MrEd.app
>   PLT Games.app
>   Slideshow.app
>   plt-help.app
> and this is the current list of things in the "bin" directory:
>   drscheme
>   mred
>   mred-text
>   mzc
>   mzpp
>   mzscheme
>   mztext
>   pdf-slatex
>   planet
>   plt-games
>   plt-help
>   plt-r5rs
>   plt-r6rs
>   plt-web-server
>   scribble
>   setup-plt
>   slatex
>   slideshow
>   swindle
>   tex2page
> For the racket release, I propose we change the top-level contents to this:
>   DrRacket.app
>   PLT Games.app    ;; Maybe renamed to "Racket Games"?
>   Racket Docs.app
>   Slideshow.app
>   GRacket.app
> and we add these to the bin directory:
>   drracket
>   gracket
>   racket
>   rico
> and maybe it makes sense to remove these from the bin directory:
>   drscheme   ;; now drracket
>   planet     ;; now a part of 'rico' but maybe scripts use this?
>   plt-help   ;; now 'rico docs'
>   setup-plt  ;; now 'rico setup'
> I don't think we should remove mzscheme, mred, or mred-text from the
> bin directory, as scripts surely rely on them. The above, on the other
> hand, don't seem as likely to be in scripts, but maybe we should just
> leave them to be conservative?
> Robby

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