[racket] package builds, updated daily

From: Laurent (laurent.orseau at gmail.com)
Date: Fri Aug 22 09:20:39 EDT 2014

That's awesome!
Thank you Matthew and those who made this possible, this no doubt improves
a lot the usability of packages.


On Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 2:53 PM, Matthew Flatt <mflatt at cs.utah.edu> wrote:

> The site
>   http://pkg-build.racket-lang.org/
> reports the result of a daily build of all packages that are listed at
> "pkgs.racket-lang.org". The builds use the current release of Racket
> (version 6.1), and the site includes documentation for packages that
> build successfully.
> We expect to get these results --- especially links to the built
> documentation --- added to "pkgs.racket-lang.org" in the near future.
> One caveat: A package fails to install if it depends on a PLaneT
> package, even if it references the compatibility variant from
> "planet-compats.racket-lang.org". That limitation could be removed with
> more work, but I haven't done that work because I think it's better to
> get all packages that we care about onto "pkgs.racket-lang.org".
> The packages are not built from scratch each day. Instead, each package
> that has changed is rebuilt, along with any package that declares a
> dependency on a changed package. The build service relies on
> virtual-machine instances to sandbox package builds. The implementation
> of the build service is `meta/pkg-build/main` in the Racket repo's
> "plt-services" package, and I'm happy to provide more details if anyone
> is interested.
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