[plt-scheme] PLT Scheme v203 available

From: Eli Barzilay (eli at barzilay.org)
Date: Fri Dec 20 15:39:19 EST 2002

On Dec 20, Neil W. Van Dyke wrote:
> It'd be great to see Red Hat, Gentoo, Conectiva, Suse,
> etc. enthusiasts follow suit.

That would be very nice, but I think that the main target should be RH
since it has users that are most similar to the Windows state of mind,
where either you get a binary or you forget about it.

But still, for the sake of exactly that, I will tar up my build when I
finish it -- its a tweak that will work on both RH (at least my 8.0
and a refreshed 7.3 versions) and Solaris.

This is the reply I sent to Paul, trying to not flood the list...

| You mean it didn't work for different releases or it didn't work
| between different setups of the same release?
| For the first issue, I think that having a few of the recent
| installations available using vmware would be perfect -- they can
| also be kept at the minimum necessary setup so builds do not rely on
| exotic features.  For the second one, besides building them on the
| most minimal setup, it would help if any RPM will contain the right
| dependencies...
| Or maybe there are other problems?
| (The reason I'm interested in this is that I behave like any other
| average RH luser when it comes to trying new stuff -- it is very
| easy to get the rpm, install & run knowing that rpm -e can make it
| all just go away.  Even if most of the PLT target crowd doesn't fall
| in that category, I suspect that many do -- I wouldn't bother
| installing OCaml again and again if it didn't have an RPM, and I
| would probably never get anywhere close to Haskell either, or, when
| I think about, other Scheme implementations...)

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