[racket-dev] Release Announcement for v5.2

From: Eli Barzilay (eli at barzilay.org)
Date: Wed Nov 2 11:50:25 EDT 2011

20 minutes ago, Sam Tobin-Hochstadt wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 11:06 AM, Eli Barzilay <eli at barzilay.org> wrote:
> > * The new db library offers a high-level, functional interface to
> >  popular relational database systems, including PostgreSQL, MySQL,
> >  and SQLite, as well as other systems via ODBC.
> I think this should go first, ahead of XREPL.


> > * Fixed several GUI problems.
> This should explicitly mention Ubuntu 11.10/GTK3, and go ahead of
> most of the others.

I'll leave this for Matthew to decide.  (There were a bunch of such

> > * DrRacket comes with an experimental, on-line check syntax
> >   function.  By default, it is turned off.  To turn it on, right
> >   click on the red circle in the buttom right corner of the
> >   DrRacket window.  Warning: turning this on makes DrRacket less
> >   stable.
> This belongs in the major items category -- it's certainly more
> significant than the changes to Typed Racket, for example.

It's there intentionally -- so I'll leave it for Robby's decision.

> > * The Algol language implementation is now available as other
> >  languages, use `#lang algol60' for Algol code.
> The "as" here is confusing.

I'll take an edit.

> > * The `typed-scheme' collection was renamed to `typed-racket'.
> This doesn't even belong in the release notes -- it has no
> user-visible impact.


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