[plt-scheme] A suggestion for Planet

From: Jacob Matthews (jacobm at cs.uchicago.edu)
Date: Thu Aug 11 15:12:44 EDT 2005

Noel Welsh wrote:

>While Planet continues to use a custom protocol I can't use
>it at University.  I realise that changing it to use HTTP
>is probably more effort than people can afford at this
>time.  A much simpler alternative would be to provide
>packages using normal HTTP download and require the user to
>install using the planet command line tool.  I imagine the
>Planet server stores its packages in the filesystem, so it
>would only be necessary to make this filesystem accessible
>by the web server.  This would sort out my problem, and
>make me very happy.
I decided this is probably worth doing even though PLaneT supports HTTP 
now, and it was very easy to do, so latest SVN versions support the -d 
option which downloads a package without installing it.

Now to add better http proxy support ...


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