[racket-dev] Icons issues

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Wed Dec 7 17:41:49 EST 2011

I asked for someone to do something to give us more time two days ago.


On Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 4:36 PM, Ryan Culpepper <ryan at cs.utah.edu> wrote:
> On 12/05/2011 12:35 PM, Eli Barzilay wrote:
>> The icons collection has some issues that need to be resolved:
>> [...]
>> * It breaks the dependencies.  The error is:
>>     unsatisfied dependency for "dr-bin":
>>     "racket/collects/icons/main.rkt" (in:
>>     "racket/collects/drracket/compiled/syncheck-drracket-button_rkt.dep"
>>     ...)
>>   This means that the DrRacket distribution requires "icons/main.rkt",
>>   and that's missing from the distribution.
>>   The reason it's missing is that Matthew tried to fix the more
>>   serious problem that was there before: the new icons requires
>>   `slideshow' and `texpict' (via `unstable/gui/pict'), and since
>>   DrRacket uses it, it now depends on these too.
>>   Potential ways to resolve it:
>>   1. Decide that it's fine to make slideshow and texpict required for
>>      drracket.
>>   2. Dump the idea of making sense and stop making these tests.
>>   3. Avoid the new dependency, and make the code not require that.
>>      Potentially do that by splitting the code into a part that
>>      drracket can use, and a part that is not needed.
> The nightly builds have now been failing for seven days. I assume it's
> because of this dist-spec issue.
> I vote we do #1 to get the nightly builds working again immediately. When
> the parties involved figure out a long-term solution, we can undo the
> dist-spec change.
> It would also be nice if the particular distributions that did succeed in
> the nightly builds were made available. I assume that the "plt-everything"
> distribution (or whatever it's called) has been succeeding, and that only a
> lesser-used distribution is preventing any updates.
> Ryan
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