[plt-scheme] New nightly-build installers

From: David Herman (dherman at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Sun Jan 4 16:53:39 EST 2004

I installed the nightly build on MacOS X using the new installer. Since 
there isn't an installation README yet I had to guess what to do, so 
maybe I got that wrong -- here's what I did:

     1. downloaded the Full-PLT dmg
     2. ran the "Frameworks" pkg installation
     3. copied the Full PLT folder into /Applications
     4. double-clicked "Finish Install"

So maybe I missed a step, but now when I try and run setup-plt on a 
.plt file, I get the following error:

     cannot install; version (200) of collection ("mzscheme") is 
required, but version <unknown> is installed


On Sunday, January 4, 2004, at 09:18 AM, Eli Barzilay wrote:

>   For list-related administrative tasks:
>   http://list.cs.brown.edu/mailman/listinfo/plt-scheme
> The nightly builds page contains now various installers for different
> platforms.  This means that using the recent CVS version is just as
> easy as using "official" distributions.  The relevant page is:
>   http://download.plt-scheme.org/scheme/installers
> See the bottom of that page for instructions.
> Please send any feedback regarding anything at all (I prefer emails to
> go directly to me since it's still in an early stage) -- from
> information on the web page, to installer instruction texts.  I expect
> a lot of rough edges that need smoothing.
> Two specific thing where I will appreciate any help I can get are:
> 1. For the OSX dmg files, I couldn't find any way of setting the
>    folder attributes to display the instructions background, and to
>    set the icon positions.  I've spent a lot of google time but came
>    up with nothing so far, so if anyone knows how to do this, I would
>    very much like to hear about it.
> 2. The Windows installers were not tested too widely so far, I would
>    like to hear if there are any problems (there might by some
>    registry problems, and in addition I didn't try this on a non-NT
>    Windows.)
> Additional notes:
> 1. This will be the same mechanism that will be used for future
>    releases, which is why it would be nice to get some feedback.
> 2. Download sizes are bigger now, because they contain the .zo files.
>    (The extra download time should be much smaller than the time for
>    generating the .zo files, even with a dialup connection...)
> 3. The `full' install type is no something that is officially
>    distributed -- it is the whole exp-tagged cvs tree, fully compiled,
>    including all documentations and the complete source tree.  This is
>    why it's such a huge download compared to the others.
> 4. The consistent smaller size of Windows installers is not an optical
>    illusion -- I'm now using the NSIS installer (from the WinAmp
>    project) which has a new compression mode that is very efficient.
> 5. The sh installers for the different unix platforms are a shell
>    wrapper around a tgz file that will check itself, unpack, run the
>    installer to create executables, and create links if you ask it
>    to.  For Linux, I will do something similar with an RPM file (which
>    means that there will be no src rpm), so the size should reduce
>    with the bzip2 compression.
> -- 
>           ((lambda (x) (x x)) (lambda (x) (x x)))          Eli 
> Barzilay:
>                   http://www.barzilay.org/                 Maze is 
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