[plt-scheme] Unix install (was Version Check)

From: Matthew Flatt (mflatt at cs.utah.edu)
Date: Thu Apr 27 22:44:47 EDT 2006

At Fri, 28 Apr 2006 02:47:54 +0300, Lauri Alanko wrote:
> (I already find it a bit distasteful how PLT Scheme tries to live in its
> own world and disregards all interoperability with the rest of the
> system: a non-unixish "application directory" instead of properly
> installing to ${prefix}/bin, .../lib and .../share,

We're working very hard on this very issue. In fact, I just sent a
message about it:


but I didn't mention the Unix-install issue explicitly. I tried to
sketch a picture of a dozen things that get fixed at the same time.

And we don't try to live in our own world; we try to live in three
different worlds: Windows, Mac OS X, and Unix. It's difficult to do
that well, but we'll keep trying.

We could use some help. Whether it's the filesystem layout, the package
format, or anything else that bothers you, please help us fix it.


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