[plt-scheme] MrEd Designer.

From: Nicholas Chubrich (chubrich at cs.brandeis.edu)
Date: Sat Apr 1 21:27:24 EST 2006

	The problem is, I \haven't heard back from him, and I don't know
if I ever will.  I think putting it up under my name would be a bit much
seeing as I scarcely spent an hour fixing it with the debugger.  But I
can't believe that code should be left nonworking because the original
designer of it is out of town.  I suppose I could post it with his name,
but put my own down for contact, though as I said before I can't really do
that much with it.  What would you say the etiquette is, on the whole?  
Since a lot of PlaneT packages are broken by PLT updates, this problem
probably comes up a lot, and there should be a standard way of dealing
with it.  Many of the broken packages are probably easily fixed, and it
seems a shame to leave them unuseable.


On Sat, 1 Apr 2006, Robby Findler wrote:

> If Jean-Pierre Lozi is willing to give you the code and you are willing
> to maintain it going forward, I think the best thing is to put it up
> under your name in PLaneT and put a big thank you to him in your
> documentation.
> Robby
> At Sat, 1 Apr 2006 14:16:45 -0500 (EST), Nicholas Chubrich wrote:
> > MrEd Designer was a GUI-building program that worked in version 209 and
> > was broken as of 299-300.  I found I was able to fix it myself with some
> > very basic debugging, and would like to make it available on PlaneT (or
> > wherever is appropriate, actually, for a freestanding software
> > package---this isn't a module or a library), as it is quite a useful
> > program especially for people trying to learn the graphics library---I
> > hope it is integrated into DrScheme sometime.
> > 	The author of the package, Jean-Pierre Lozi, has not gotten back 
> > to me after about a week; so he would appear to be no longer interested in 
> > maintaining it.  On the other hand, I am not really qualified to maintain 
> > it myself---I wouldn't be able to answer any questions about how it works, 
> > as I just replaced a few instances of obsolete constructs.  How would you 
> > advise doing this---should I just put it up under Mr. Lozi's name but 
> > without a contact for him?
> > 
> > Nick Chubrich.
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