[racket-dev] Final v5.0 build is ready

From: John Clements (clements at brinckerhoff.org)
Date: Sun Jun 6 02:49:06 EDT 2010

On Jun 5, 2010, at 11:09 PM, Eli Barzilay wrote:

> On Jun  5, John Clements wrote:
>> The current README makes no mention of the DrScheme or MrEd
>> executables that it contains, or of the transition.  After trying
>> write a quick blurb, I started to question the need for including
>> DrScheme in there at all.  I'm afraid it's just going to confuse
>> things, especially since the DrScheme executable is a bit of a
>> confusing mix: the menu bar says DrScheme, but the Interactions
>> window says DrRacket. Why not just take it out?
> The intention behind the current README is to have it be generic
> enough to fit all cases.  (Almost, there is very minor tweaking done
> in the distributions.)  The previous version of this would generate a
> custom readme for every distribution, which would potentially be more
> effective, but in practice it wasn't well maintained and some of the
> results went from odd to bad.

Re-reading my comment makes it clear that my suggestion didn't come across: I'm suggesting removing the DrScheme executable. I think that its continued presence is confusing, and that taking it out signals more clearly that DrRacket is the new DrScheme.


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