[racket] Planet2 questions

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Thu May 2 10:11:21 EDT 2013

One thing perhaps worth mentioning, tho, is that there will be a curated
package source where we will make significant efforts to avoid "accidental"
bugs like this, by automatically running test suites, etc. Something much
like the process that we use for Racket's git (except that in the case of
Racket's git, the commits go in and *then* the tests run, not the other way


On Thu, May 2, 2013 at 9:01 AM, Jay McCarthy <jay.mccarthy at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, May 2, 2013 at 7:29 AM, Matthew Flatt <mflatt at cs.utah.edu> wrote:
> > [Jay will have to correct me if I have any part of this wrong...]
> Nope, it was beautiful.
> > At Thu, 2 May 2013 11:31:09 +0200, Laurent wrote:
> > As an aside, the `raco pkg update' action is not restricted to packages
> > installed by package name; it also works with GutHub sources. If you
> > install via
> >
> >  raco pkg install github://github.com/U/X/master
> >
> > then `raco pkg update' fetches the HEAD commit from GitHub. Again, that
> > install or update doesn't interact with the catalog. But it doesn't also
> > help if the repository's HEAD commit is buggy.
> One little note, the part of this URL 'master' can refer to any branch
> or tag. You could ask the developers to create a tag/branch for the
> correct commit. Or you could fork their repository and then revert the
> offending commit yourself (or create a tag, etc.) That's yet another
> solution to the problem.
> Jay
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