[plt-scheme] In search of Linux compatable with DrScheme

From: Michael Vanier (mvanier at cs.caltech.edu)
Date: Sun Dec 10 18:10:30 EST 2006

I've had no serious problems on any Linux distribution I've used, but then I 
compile from source.  That includes Red Hat, Debian (testing and unstable), and 
Ubuntu (all on x86 machines).  Our sysadmins also install DrScheme on Mandriva 
using rpms.  They've had some problems which were due to other problems in the 
distribution which only manifested themselves when students used DrScheme, but 
they've since resolved those.

If you do have a problem, I've found that bug reports get attended to very quickly.

Bottom line: if you use DrScheme on an x86 Linux, you shouldn't have problems.


Kyle Smith wrote:
> I'm going to be purchasing  a workstation dedicated to running a *nix 
> flavor.  When I checked last
> there were not too many options for *nix that were listed as 
> compatible.  I'm soliciting comments
> from my fellow PLT list readers on  their own experiences with *nix 
> installations and DrScheme.
> The only real *nix experience I've had was Sun workstations while in  
> graduate school, which
> was too many years ago to count.
> I'd appreciate any comments and recommendations.
> Thanks,
> --kyle
> Kyle Smith
> airfoil at bellsouth dot net
> schemekeys.blogspot.com
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