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Re: RFA: drscheme -- Scheme Programming Environment



As pointed out on #debian-devel, drscheme *still* hasn't made it into
testing. When #116210 is closed it should make it into testing. Can
you look at it again aj? please? :)

* Eric Dorland (eric@debian.org) wrote:
> Package: wnpp
> Version: N/A; reported 2002-03-23
> Severity: normal
> 
> Hello all,
> 
> I'd like someone to take drscheme off my hands. When i adopted this
> package I was TA for a course that used drscheme, so I had some interest
> in seeing this package succeed, but as I'm no longer TAing that course,
> my interest is less. Now that i've successfully gotten the package into
> woody, I'd like to pass it on to someone with more interest.
> 
> It is a good piece of software, but looking at its bug list
> (http://bugs.debian.org/src:drscheme) it has its share of problems. Most
> of its bugs relate to portability issues. The main portability problem
> is that they have their own modified tree of libgc in the source that is
> really old and doesn't work on most platforms. The other less difficult
> problem is that drscheme has its own platform detection scripts, which
> need to be modified slightly to support a lot of the architectures
> Debian supports.
> 
> I tried to address some of these problems on the drscheme mailing list,
> but there didn't seem to be much interest in addressing these problems.
> They said that upcoming v200 would address these issues, but so far the
> alpha versions seem to be more of the same.
> 
> I realise i haven't really sold this package for the next maintainer :)
> However, if you like drscheme and/or want a nice little package that
> needs some work, this is it. I really do think this a good piece of
> software that deserves to be in debian, and i hope some others out there
> think likewise.
> 
> I request an adopter for the drscheme package.
> The package description is:
>  This is a Scheme Programming Environment, designed for use within
>  an educational setting.  The faculty and staff at Rice University
>  developed this package to be used in programming curricula, as a
>  supplement to mathematics courses, or for general programming
>  instruction in a liberal arts setting.
>  .
>  It includes its own IDE (which runs under X) and is similar in
>  some respects to Emacs (most noticeably in its keybindings).
>  .
>  It has an integrated help system and can run one of four
>  modes (beginning, intermediate, advanced, complete).  Each
>  level exposes successively more features and options to the
>  user.  The goal of this configuration is to protect novice users
>  from the more arcane behavior of Scheme under certain cases.
> 
> Debian Release: 3.0
> Architecture: i386
> Kernel: Linux apocalypse 2.4.16 #1 Fri Nov 30 14:38:38 EST 2001 i686
> Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US
> 
> 

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