[racket-dev] release notes draft

From: Vincent St-Amour (stamourv at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Mon Jan 13 15:44:39 EST 2014

At Mon, 13 Jan 2014 12:25:06 -0600,
Robby Findler wrote:
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> On Mon, Jan 13, 2014 at 11:05 AM, Vincent St-Amour <stamourv at ccs.neu.edu>wrote:
> > These release notes look good to me, but maybe a bit short.
> >
> > Since this is our first release with new features since 5.3.4 last May,
> > I would have expected a longer list. For example, during the previous
> > release notes discussion, Jay and Neil had some bullets that I don't see
> > on this list. There also were a lot more things in Robby's original
> > email.
> >
> >
> I spoke with Neil privately about the changes and got some agreement and my
> list was not intended as a list of things that were all to be included.
> I probably just made a mistake: would you mind helping me fix it? A
> candidate bullet would be great!

A few from your original list, in no particular order:

* The `gen:set' generic interface extends set operations to work on
  user-defined types that implement set methods, as well as on other
  set-like built-in types, such as lists.

* Picts can now be converted to the svg format.

* Racket now provides desktop entries (.desktop files) for its graphical

* The documentation now includes a style guide: "How to Program Racket".

* DrRacket now provides support for color schemes.

> > If we want to keep the announcement itself short, should we point to the
> > various HISTORY.txt files where users can get more details?
> >
> >
> I'm happy to do this too, but less excited about it, especially since we've
> now got a much better mechanism that we can use in the next release and
> we've not done this past releases.

No problem. With the bullets above, I think we have enough.


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