[racket] racket ppa for ubuntu

From: Doug Orleans (dougorleans at gmail.com)
Date: Sun Sep 4 22:27:27 EDT 2011

Did this go anywhere?  It would definitely be cool to see DrRacket in
the Ubuntu Applications menu.

A screenshot in the Ubuntu Software Center would be nice too, but I
don't know where that comes from (doesn't seem to be part of the
.desktop file).  Oh hm, does it get them from
http://screenshots.debian.net/ ?  Anyone want to upload some there?


On Sat, Feb 19, 2011 at 10:53 PM, Jon Rafkind <rafkind at cs.utah.edu> wrote:
> Thanks Todd, I'll look into integrating these files.
> On 02/19/2011 08:46 PM, Todd O'Bryan wrote:
>> I don't think they do.
>> I've created a compressed /usr/share directory that, if unpacked and
>> merged with what's already there, should register a mime type for
>> application-x-racket, create a menu item in Applications/Programming,
>> and create icons for both .rkt files and DrRacket itself.
>> Here's a link: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10388887/usr.zip
>> I don't know how complicated it is to add such supplementary files to
>> an Ubuntu package, but Jon is more than welcome to do so if he wants
>> to use my archive. After adding these, you do have to update the gnome
>> icon cache and the mime type cache, but I think that mostly happens
>> automatically after a package install.
>> I'm not 100% sure this works, but it should be pretty close.
>> Todd
>> On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 7:09 PM, Brian Mastenbrook
>> <brian at mastenbrook.net> wrote:
>>> On 2/15/2011 4:30 PM, Jon Rafkind wrote:
>>>> I just updated this package for 5.1 so if you installed it before you
>>>> should be able to update racket (I forget the commands exactly, maybe
>>>> just uninstall and reinstall). Unfortunately you still have to use the
>>>> -f flag.
>>> Am I missing something or do these packages not install .desktop files so
>>> that DrRacket et al show up in the system applications menu?
>>> --
>>> Brian Mastenbrook
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