Racket 8.4 hasn't been released yet (expect it in a matter of days), but I
wanted to solicit feedback on these changes early.
On the Racket side of things, discussions upstream and with other distribution
packagers have clarified what a ``minimal Racket'' package ought to consist
of, which in turn suggested a nice new boundary between the lowest-level
Racket VM packages, which are concerned with bootstrapping and platform
support, and a more uniform use of layered and tethered installations for both
the 'racket-minimal' and 'racket' packages. I've also started getting the
sources for the other main-distribution Racket packages directly from their
respective repositories, rather than extracting them from the bundled
tarballs. All in all, it's a few steps closer to the goal of a build system
for Racket packages.
For Chez Scheme, I set out to package Racket's variant of Chez Scheme---which
supports architectures not yet supported upstream, e.g. aarch64---and to share
more between the upstream and Racket packages. I also tweaked various things I
found along the way: hopefully some are clear improvements, though there are
some prime opportunities for bikeshedding about naming things.
Let me know what you think!
Philip McGrath (9):
gnu: chez-scheme: Move to (gnu packages chez-and-racket-bootstrap).
gnu: chez-scheme: Use "lib/chez-scheme" for search path.
gnu: chez-scheme: Use shared zlib and lz4.
gnu: chez-and-racket-bootstrap: Add utilities for Chez machine types.
gnu: Add stex.
gnu: Add chez-nanopass.
gnu: chez-scheme: Explicitly package bootstrap bootfiles.
gnu: Add chez-scheme-racket-variant.
gnu: racket: Update to 8.3.900.
gnu/local.mk | 5 +-
gnu/packages/chez-and-racket-bootstrap.scm | 1108 ++++++++++++
gnu/packages/chez.scm | 628 +++----
gnu/packages/emacs-xyz.scm | 4 +-
gnu/packages/loko.scm | 4 +-
.../racket-enable-scheme-backport.patch | 465 +++++
...acket-gui-tethered-launcher-backport.patch | 26 +
gnu/packages/racket.scm | 1552 +++++++++++------
8 files changed, 2850 insertions(+), 942 deletions(-)
create mode 100644 gnu/packages/chez-and-racket-bootstrap.scm
create mode 100644 gnu/packages/patches/racket-enable-scheme-backport.patch
create mode 100644 gnu/packages/patches/racket-gui-tethered-launcher-backport.patch