[racket-dev] Planet 2 Beta Release

From: Ray Racine (ray.racine at gmail.com)
Date: Thu Nov 8 10:49:46 EST 2012


The manual deployment at first glance appears to allow the use of the
various "cloud drives" as deployment options.  Drop a x.plt file onto
Amazon S3, or Google GDrive or Ubuntu One,  which are for all intents and
purposes essentially free,  make it publicly accessible and announce the
URL.  And Git support, thank you.  Planet2 will be key to community growth.

On Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 8:16 AM, Jay McCarthy <jay.mccarthy at gmail.com> wrote:

> Now that the 5.3.1 release is finished, I've just pushed the beta release
> of Planet 2 to the Racket core.
> I've tried to answer all questions and explain everything about Planet 2
> in the documentation, which I've uploaded a copy of here:
> http://faculty.cs.byu.edu/~jay/tmp/20121108-pkgs/planet2/index.html
> In particular, it explains what the plan is to go from this beta release
> to the final release.
> If you currently have packages on Planet 1, I am excited to help you make
> the transition to Planet 2. (I am currently in the process of converting my
> packages.) Please do not hesitate to let me know how I can help.
> This represents the third iteration of the design of Planet 2. (The first
> was worked on from August 10, 2010 to March 11, 2011. The second in July
> 2011. The third from August 2011 until now, although coding didn't begin
> until December 2011.)
> Enjoy,
> Jay
> p.s. In the implementation, I'm particularly proud of the little language
> for defining command-line interfaces with matching functions (see
> planet2/main.rkt for a use) and the testing infrastructure that allows you
> to run sequences of shell commands and check their output (see
> tests/planet2/tests-install.rkt for a nice example.)
> --
> Jay McCarthy <jay at cs.byu.edu>
> Assistant Professor / Brigham Young University
> http://faculty.cs.byu.edu/~jay
> "The glory of God is Intelligence" - D&C 93
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