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

From: Jay McCarthy (jay.mccarthy at gmail.com)
Date: Fri Aug 30 12:42:32 EDT 2013

On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 10:38 AM, Norman Gray <norman at astro.gla.ac.uk>wrote:

> Greetings.
> 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?

They would be very welcome. Github is especially convenient because of the
API and ability to get zips for every commit/branch/tag. A lot of us use
it, so it was natural to implement first.


> All the best,
> Norman
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Jay McCarthy <jay at cs.byu.edu>
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