[plt-dev] Re: [plt-scheme] End-user instructions for upgrading single PLaneT package

From: Jon Rafkind (rafkind at cs.utah.edu)
Date: Mon May 18 13:41:25 EDT 2009

Matthias Felleisen wrote:
> On May 18, 2009, at 11:24 AM, Robby Findler wrote:
>> Just to be clear, I essentially agree with everything you've written.
>> We do need something better and tool support for it. A GUI that helps
>> the user's control the upgrades would be a great idea. (IF you were to
>> write one I'd be happy to take it!)
> I am still wondering whether drscheme could support a GUI that
> shows what's available at Planet and even compares the versions
> there and in your cache. Then a simple 'click' could warn you
> of potential problems before you install the latest version.
I started a little gui for this last week. Here is a functional demo:

Obviously needs a lot of work. One major problem is the planet database 
is not query-able. Right now I'm doing html screenscraping by reading 

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