[racket-dev] [racket] DrRacket Tools/plugins info wanted

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Mon Jul 29 13:14:06 EDT 2013

On Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 12:10 PM, Matthew Flatt <mflatt at cs.utah.edu> wrote:

> Currently, starting with minimal Racket and installing the "drracket"
> package gives you the following tools:
>
>  Browser
>  Check Syntax
>  Graphical Debugger
>  Macro Stepper
>  RackUnit DrRacket integeration
>  Repository Time Stamp
>  Slideshow
>  Version
>
>
Thanks. I think the RackUnit GUI is probably showing up only because
rackunit needs a GUI package separate from the text one (and then drracket
could depend only on the test one). I should look more into the slideshow
and browser ones. The others are either on Stephen's list, or are tiny, I
believe.


> BTW, DrRacket's "Choose Language" dialog should probably adapt better
> to the absence of all teaching languages.
>
>
Ah, thanks. On my list.

Robby


> At Mon, 29 Jul 2013 12:01:31 -0500, Robby Findler wrote:
> > [moved to [email protected]] Would it be something to shoot for with the
> package-based
> > release: only getting a minimal set of tools/plugins (like Stephen's set)
> > when the drracket package is the only one installed (starting from a
> > minimal racket)?
> >
> > Robby
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 8:32 AM, Stephen De Gabrielle <
> > stephen.degabrielle at acm.org> wrote:
> >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I delete anything that I recognise & don't use, (and leave the stuff I
> > > don't understand alone).
> > >
> > > I remove the teaching languages, slideshow, swindle, lazy.
> > >
> > > If you find racket doesn't launch you can always manually edit the
> > > preferences file.
> > >
> > > My suggested working minimum is
> > > Check Syntax
> > > Graphical Debugger
> > > Macro Stepper
> > >
> > > I like to include RackUnit
> > >
> > >
> > > HTH
> > >
> > > Stephen
> > > [image: Inline image 1]
> > >
> > > --
> > > Stephen De Gabrielle <http://www.degabrielle.name/stephen>
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > On Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 8:46 AM, Jon Kleiser <jon.kleiser at usit.uio.no
> >wrote:
> > >
> > >> Hi,
> > >>
> > >> On one of my older Macs, DrRacket uses quite some time to launch, and
> I
> > >> wondered if disabling some of the 17 Tools in the Preferences could
> help.
> > >> Before disabling any of these, however, I'd like some info about what
> they
> > >> really do. Looking here didn't make me any wiser:
> > >> <http://docs.racket-lang.org/**drracket/prefs-explanation.**
> > >>
> > html#%28part._.Tools%29<
> http://docs.racket-lang.org/drracket/prefs-explanation.h
> > tml#%28part._.Tools%29>
> > >> >
> > >> ... except that those "tools" are also called "plugins".
> > >>
> > >> I cannot see that this page
> > <http://docs.racket-lang.org/**tools/<http://docs.racket-lang.org/tools/
> >>
> > >> has the info that I'm looking for either.
> > >>
> > >> /Jon
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