[racket-dev] [racket] Build issues under Linux (was: Racket v5.0.1)

From: Matthew Flatt (mflatt at cs.utah.edu)
Date: Fri Aug 6 18:40:57 EDT 2010

I'd go with 1.

At Fri, 6 Aug 2010 17:38:01 -0400, Sam Tobin-Hochstadt wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 7:13 AM, Nikita Zuev <nikitazu at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Jay McCarthy <jay.mccarthy at ...> writes:
> > ...
> >> > make[6]: ../../../racket/gc/../../utils/nicear: Command not found
> Are we planning to release a new version of the source distribution to
> fix the bugs that have been reported?  From discussion with Eli on
> IRC, it seems we have the following options:
> 1. Update the source distribution for 5.0.1, but change nothing else.
> Pros: easy to do, few opportunities for new bugs
> Cons: mirror sites would be unlikely to update, especially those that
> are unofficial
> 2. Create a new release, 5.0.2, using the 5.0.1 tag.
> Pros: few opportunities for new bugs, mirror sites would update, new
> tests not required
> Cons: more work for release managers, have to explain need for new release
> 3. Create a new release right now, from the current git master
> Pros: The new release has a couple new features
> Cons: lots more work for everyone
> 4. Do nothing, wait till October.
> Pros: Easy for us.
> Cons: Our project looks terrible for distributing trivially broken
> software that we know about for two months.
> I don't think that 4 is a reasonable option - right now our project
> looks unserious to anyone who downloads the source distribution.
> We've already gotten multiple bug reports and I've seen people mention
> this problem on IRC.  The most likely result is that people give up on
> Racket and never tell us about it.
> Thoughts? I'd be happy to help out in order to make this happen.
> -- 
> sam th
> samth at ccs.neu.edu

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