[racket-dev] Getting old versions of PLT Scheme

From: Eli Barzilay (eli at barzilay.org)
Date: Sat Jul 31 19:48:22 EDT 2010

On Jul 22, Carl Eastlund wrote:
> 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.

Patches welcome.  See revision 2715 of iplt on the svn repository for
where to change things.

(The bad text size is something that I couldn't find out how to fix
yet, and the one-warning-per-visit requires adding code that will use
a cookie.)

          ((lambda (x) (x x)) (lambda (x) (x x)))          Eli Barzilay:
                    http://barzilay.org/                   Maze is Life!

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