[plt-scheme] Re: PLaneT proxy unchanged?

From: Matt Jadud (jadudm at gmail.com)
Date: Thu May 31 03:37:02 EDT 2007

Hi all,

To be a little more clear re: my last message: I was/am dealing with
one of those cases where, had I been able to download the PLT file
myself, it would have helped immensely. I know the idea behind planet
is to provide an online repository for code... but when you're talking
someone through an installation 7+ timezones away, there are moments
where it would be nice to be able to say something like:

"Just type 'planet thisfile.plt' on the command line"

As opposed, say, trying to diagnose network errors in a foreign
network that you've never seen.

(I don't know if anyone else has tackled this before; I ended up
booting a VM with the same OS and compressing my whole local
.plt-scheme/<ver>/planet directory. Perhaps there was a better way?)

It might be that this is just a weird edge case---but I would have
loved, at that moment, to have just sent them a PLT file that could be
installed either with 'setup-plt' or with 'planet'.

So, I suppose that's just my 2c for the morning.


On 5/31/07, Matt Jadud <jadudm at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Noel wrote a cookbook entry back in August about proxying PLaneT.
> http://schemecookbook.org/view/Cookbook/GettingStartedPlanetWithProxy
> Has that changed to anyone's knowledge?
> Cheers,
> Matt

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