[racket-dev] Packaging

From: Jay McCarthy (jay.mccarthy at gmail.com)
Date: Tue Feb 22 15:38:43 EST 2011

Good point


2011/2/19 Eli Barzilay <eli at barzilay.org>:
> 5 hours ago, Jay McCarthy wrote:
>> 2011/2/18 Jos Koot <jos.koot at telefonica.net>:
>> > For a simple windows 7 user as I it is rather difficult to use
>> > command line instructions. I plead for an easy to use gui for
>> > making contributions.
>> I think this is orthogonal to the project, but I do mention how
>> important it is to have an easy way of getting packages
>> post-installation. I was imagining that this would be a separate GUI
>> tool that was auto-launched on Windows installation and suggested on
>> "first launch" of DrRacket.
> General reminder: when you're at the "first launch" step, you're
> already beyond the point of adding installation wide content.  You're
> some student in some class that is annoyed at their sysadmins not
> installing something, and annoyed at the constant popups since they're
> working on public machines that are getting wiped on every logout.  Or
> you're a sysadmin that gets annoyed at the fact that the need to
> interact with the installer.
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Jay McCarthy <jay at cs.byu.edu>
Assistant Professor / Brigham Young University

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