[plt-scheme] 301.15

From: Matthew Flatt (mflatt at cs.utah.edu)
Date: Thu May 18 11:35:42 EDT 2006

MzScheme and MrEd are now version 301.15 in the SVN repository trunk.

This version is the next-to-last step in the overhaul that I described
for the 301.13 release:


 * Documentation has moved from plt/collects/doc to plt/doc.

   By tomorrow or so, when you update your documentation, the copies in
   plt/collects/doc will be deleted, and the new copies will be
   installed in plt/doc, instead. Also, if the current user cannot
   write to the main "doc" directory, docs are installed instead to a
   user-specific "doc" directory.

   The old plt/notes directory is now plt/doc/release-notes.

 * Under Unix, if you run `configure' with a --prefix argument, then
   the resulting install tree has a different shape than the in-place

     collects        -> ${prefix}/lib/plt/collects/...
     [shared] libs   -> ${prefix}/lib/...
     .h files        -> ${prefix}/include/plt/...
     docs            -> ${prefix}/share/plt/doc/...
     extra C objects -> ${prefix}/lib/plt/...
   You can get the old shape by using --enable-origtree.

   If you run `configure' with no --prefix argument, then (as before),
   installation produces an in-place build.

   In addition to --prefix, standard `configure' arguments like
   --bindir provide fine-grained control over the installed tree.

   Installation generates a "config.ss" module in the "config"
   collection, and this information is used by the "dirs.ss" library in
   "setup" to communicate the installation tree to all PLT tools and

 * Moved plt/teachpack to a "teachpack" collection.

As always, let us know if you encounter any problems. It may take us a
couple of days to get the nightly bundles working properly.

The next and final step is to support truly "stand-alone" executables.
Currently, when you create an executable in DrScheme for Windows or Mac
OS X (or certain Unix configurations), the resulting binary is
hard-wired to your installation (e.g., to find the MzScheme DLLs). So,
the last step in our overhaul is to provide tools for assembling all
needed DLLs, etc., together in a package that can be run on any machine
(with the same OS).


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