[racket-dev] Getting old versions of PLT Scheme

From: Carl Eastlund (cce at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Thu Jul 22 21:16:53 EDT 2010

To fix a backwards compatibility bug, I just had to go download PLT
Scheme 4.2.4.  It's a real pain to do so.  First, the Racket site
doesn't seem to link to versions before 5.0.  I had to go to
plt-scheme.org manually.  It'd be nice if I could get to the whole
history in one place.  Second, at plt-scheme.org, the window is
covered by a misshapen dialog telling me to go to the Racket site.  I
have put a picture of the misshapen window up at
http://www.ccs.neu.edu/home/cce/racket-dialog.png (this from Firefox
3.6.2 on Intel Mac).  Third, it takes several clicks to get to the
4.2.4 download, and at each click the dialog pops back up again.  Our
site(s) would be easier to get around if any or all of these were
fixed: old versions from the Racket Download page, an easier to read
redirection dialog, and only seeing that dialog once per visit.

Carl Eastlund

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