[racket] Worried about the new package manager not storing each version of a package

From: Norman Gray (norman at astro.gla.ac.uk)
Date: Fri Aug 30 12:38:41 EDT 2013


On 2013 Aug 30, at 17:01, Konrad Hinsen <konrad.hinsen at fastmail.net> wrote:

> One possible development could be that the de-facto standard for
> Racket packages becomes development on Github, with people installing
> from specific Github commits rather then going through any of the
> catalogs, for better version control. That may well be a good enough
> solution.

I don't think that would necessarily be optimal, to the extent that it would couple Racket packages to github.  I've nothing against github (it's the good thing about git), but... other version control systems do exist.

Money where mouth is time: supposing that the next package I release will be after the package manager system has become finalised, I will probably feel obliged to offer patches to the package manager system, to support retrieving packages from Mercurial/bitbucket.

Would such patches be welcome, or is there in fact a plan/expectation/resignation to couple Racket to github?

All the best,


Norman Gray  :  http://nxg.me.uk
SUPA School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow, UK

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