Version: 5.0.2

PLaneT: Automatic Package Distribution

Jacob Matthews
and Robert Bruce Findler

The PLaneT system is a method for automatically sharing code packages, both as libraries and as full applications, that gives every user of a PLaneT client the illusion of having a local copy of every code package on the server. It consists of the central PLaneT package repository, a server that holds all PLaneT packages, and the PLaneT client, built into Racket, which transparently interacts with the server on your behalf when necessary.

    1 Using PLaneT

      1.1 Finding a Package

      1.2 Shorthand Syntax

      1.3 Networking troubles

      1.4 Fine-Grained Control Over Package Imports

      1.5 Monitoring PLaneT’s progress

    2 The PLaneT Search Order

      2.1 Previous Linkage

      2.2 Acceptable Local Package

      2.3 Acceptable Remote Package

      2.4 Cached Installation Archive

    3 The raco planet Command-Line Tool

      3.1 create

      3.2 install

      3.3 remove

      3.4 show

      3.5 clearlinks

      3.6 fileinject

      3.7 link

      3.8 unlink

      3.9 fetch

      3.10 url

      3.11 open

      3.12 structure

      3.13 print

    4 The planet Language

    5 Utility Libraries

      5.1 Resolver

      5.2 Client Configuration

      5.3 Utilities

      5.4 Terse Status Updates

    6 Developing Packages for PLaneT

      6.1 Write Your Package

        6.1.1 Development Links

      6.2 Prepare Your Distribution

        6.2.1 Arrange Files Into a Directory

        6.2.2 Create Documentation [Optional]

        6.2.3 Create an "info.rkt" File [Optional]

      6.3 Build a Distribution Archive

      6.4 Determine Your Package’s Backwards-Compatibility

      6.5 Submit Your Package