Let us know when platforms specific packages have been updated to 8.12!

Please let us know when platforms specific packages have been updated to 8.12!

The Void linux package has already been updated: https://voidlinux.org/packages/?arch=x86_64&q=Racket thank you !

The snap is building now. It should go live soon.

Thank oyu @zyga - I can see https://snapcraft.io/racket is now 8.12

These package repositories also have Racket 8.12 available:

So thank you to the maintainers doing this work.

I think it is fair to say Debian and package systems downstream from Debian (e.g. ubuntu PPA) do take longer. If you are waiting on these, please be patient, as the maintainers are all volunteers and are doing the best they can.

if you don't want to wait;

The Linux build is generic enough that it should work on most distributions, including relatively old distributions.

After downloading the installer file, run it with

sh racket-8.12-x86_64-linux-cs.sh

to install, possibly adding sudo to the start of the command to install to a location that requires administrator access.

Direct download: https://download.racket-lang.org/releases/8.12/installers/racket-8.12-x86_64-linux-cs.sh

Very pleased to report we have two more

Thank you to the maintainers who did the work updating their repositories to include Racket 8.12 so quickly!

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I'm checking in here on the state of racket in Ubuntu. When I search for racket PPA I wind up on Asumu's page, which hasn't been updated since 8.6, so it's now a full year out of date. At one point my understanding was that this PPA couldn't be updated until the debian upstream got updated; I think @bremner is responsible for that, and that one is now at 8.10? So I guess I have two questions: (1) Is it still the case that Asumu can't update the Ubuntu PPA until the debian version is updated? (2) Am I understanding how things work at all, or am I terribly, terribly confused? :slight_smile:

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John Clements via Racket Discourse
notifications@racket.discoursemail.com writes:

I'm checking in here on the state of racket in Ubuntu. When I search
for racket PPA I wind up on Asumu's page, which hasn't been updated
since 8.6, so it's now a full year out of date. At one point my
understanding was that this PPA couldn't be updated until the debian
upstream got updated; I think @bremner is responsible for that, and
that one is now at 8.10? So I guess I have two questions: (1) Is it
still the case that Asumu can't update the Ubuntu PPA until the debian
version is updated? (2) Am I understanding how things work at all, or
am I terribly, terribly confused? :slight_smile:

Although we sometimes trade packaging code, there is no formal
dependence between the Ubuntu PPA and the debian package (either way).

It is correct that debian is still at 8.10. 8.11 would not build with
HOME as non-existent (although that was patchable). 8.12 did not build
for me out of the box either; I haven't had the time to narrow down the
problem to something Debian specific or something upstream.

d

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Thanks for the update. Let me know if there's anything I can do to help with the debian build. I'll write to Asumu separately.

I've extended snap package to contain both 8.11.1 (in the channel 8.11/stable) and 8.12 (in the channels 8.12/stable as well as latest/stable).

EDIT: You can see this in the drop-down in the top-right corner of Install racket on Linux | Snap Store as well as in the output of snap info racket:

zyga@novigrad:~$ snap info racket
name:      racket
summary:   Racket Language
publisher: Sam Tobin-Hochstadt (samth)
store-url: https://snapcraft.io/racket
contact:   https://listed.zygoon.pl/
license:   MIT
description: |
  Racket is a general-purpose programming language and an
  ecosystem for language-oriented programming.
  
  This snap is maintained by https://listed.zygoon.pl/ and the source is
  available from https://gitlab.com/zygoon/racket-snap
commands:
  - racket.drracket
  - racket
  - racket.raco
  - racket.slideshow
snap-id:      NxTKtjBiXwSfqrP5RJSArdVObhzPxuAS
tracking:     8.11/stable
refresh-date: today at 15:50 CET
channels:
  latest/stable:    8.12   2024-02-11 (19) 243MB -
  latest/candidate: ↑                            
  latest/beta:      ↑                            
  latest/edge:      ↑                            
  8.12/stable:      8.12   2024-02-20 (19) 243MB -
  8.12/candidate:   ↑                            
  8.12/beta:        ↑                            
  8.12/edge:        ↑                            
  8.11/stable:      8.11.1 2024-02-20 (17) 243MB -
  8.11/candidate:   ↑                            
  8.11/beta:        ↑                            
  8.11/edge:        ↑                            
installed:          8.11.1            (17) 243MB -
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