[plt-scheme] mzgtk2 planet package

From: Hans Oesterholt-Dijkema (hdnews at gawab.com)
Date: Fri Jan 20 16:18:44 EST 2006

I've just tried to create a planet package for mzgtk2 on WIN32,
including a complete Gtk2 release, but that does not seem like
a good way to go.

It takes forever to create a planet package of it. So I'm looking
for another way. Maybe I can provide a ZIP, make an installer?
Or maybe I can include the Gtk2 distro that's needed for mzgtk2
in a self extracting thing, that can be run from the pre-installer?

Maybe this is too big for a planet package.

And the Linux/UNIX question is still a problem.

Best whishes,


Hans Oesterholt-Dijkema schreef:
> Dear All,
> I'm preparing the first release of a planet package for mzgtk2.
> For WIN32 this is not too difficult. I can prepare a package,
> and distribute it pre-compiled with Gtk2 libraries.
> The strategy I've chosen is to base mzgtk2 on the latest Gtk2
> release header files and fill in the functions not present in an
> older Gtk2 library with stubs that generate an error (fprintf, exit)
> (telling this function is not present).
> I do this by interpreting linker reports on functions not found
> in a library (using specialized linker settings on e.g. Linux).
> On basis of this interpretation, I generate a C file that contains
> all functions.
> What would be a good way to make a planet package that
> will compile on UNIX?
> --Hans
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