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Installation on windows?
3 points by kccole01 76 days ago | 17 comments
The installation instructions say to get mzscheme version 372 and then untar and import as.scm. However, that version of mzscheme is compiled for linux, to which I don't have access at present. Am I out of luck?

The windoze version of scheme that is accessible there is racket and it's a later version than is specified here.

Thank you for any help. --K



3 points by i4cu 76 days ago | link

I'm going to piggyback on this thread for anarki + osx. Can some explain why the arc.sh script requires that coreutils be installed - what's that dependancy for? emacs?

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3 points by akkartik 76 days ago | link

Just greadlink in case the location where you cloned anarki lies somewhere within a symlink: https://github.com/arclanguage/anarki/blob/master/arc.sh

:/

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3 points by i4cu 76 days ago | link

ok thanks. I wasn't familiar with greadlink so I didn't know it was a 'thing'.

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3 points by akkartik 75 days ago | link

I kinda misspoke. The explanation is at the top of the file:

    Put a symlink to this script somewhere in your path.
The goal seems to be to deduce where the sources are, independent of where the driver script is called from.

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3 points by hjek 75 days ago | link

Why aren't we just using

    cd $(dirname "$0")
to change to the arc dir?

greadlink shouldn't be necessary.

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3 points by akkartik 75 days ago | link

That was my initial thinking as well, hence the ':/'.

But later I realized there's a good reason: http://arclanguage.org/item?id=20641

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2 points by hjek 74 days ago | link

Oh, symlinks! I see.

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2 points by zck 73 days ago | link

I wish arc had better integration with Emacs. I'd love a SLIME/Cider-style integration. With infinite time, I'd like to write one.

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2 points by akkartik 76 days ago | link

The later version should work. The installation instructions here at http://www.arclanguage.org/install are unfortunately out of date. Please follow the instructions at https://arclanguage.github.io.

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2 points by hjek 76 days ago | link

It's kind of sad that while HN gets all these new features, no admin has taken 10 mins of their time to update the installation instructions here.

Akkartik, have you ever tried contacting PG/YC about allowing you to admin this forum?

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4 points by rocketnia 76 days ago | link

I've been pretty shy about it, but I finally sent a tweet three years ago.

https://twitter.com/rocketnia/status/658565199402692608

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3 points by akkartik 76 days ago | link

Tweets can be missed. Perhaps we should email hn@ycombinator.com.

I've been reluctant to do this, because the outcome may well be, "wait, is this old site really still up? Let's just take it down." :) Don't mind li'l ol' us out here, we're no trouble, no trouble at all..

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3 points by i4cu 76 days ago | link

If someone does email, please request that the main page[1] be updated with a link to anarki as opposed to just a change in install instructions.

1. http://www.arclanguage.org/

edit: I'm ok if they take it down. I'll know where to go via the anarki wiki (if someone updates it). And it may actually be better if they do take it down IMHO as it will force everyone to find a place with more control over the setup.

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3 points by krapp 76 days ago | link

I mean... would it be so bad for the Anarki community to be hosted on a forum running Anarki?

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2 points by hjek 75 days ago | link

Then we would be even able to actually search stuff on the site!

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3 points by shader 75 days ago | link

I think if we fork the community site to run on anarki. which I think is more likely than being given control over the Arc Forum, we should consider ways to archive and bring forward all of the stuff on the existing arc forum. It shouldn't be too hard to crawl the forum, though I think there might be some DoS prevention that would slow it down.

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2 points by hjek 75 days ago | link

> "wait, is this old site really still up? Let's just take it down."

That is a valid concern. Perhaps, we could ask that if YC chooses to shut it down, could they at least give someone here a copy of the `www` folder?

Then someone could take over hosting this forum (which possibly might be on a different domain).

I have a somewhat reliable server running anyway, and it wouldn't be a problem for me to do this, but if someone else could do it, that would also be great.

But yes, worst case scenario is that this site is nuked. But that would just be such a disrespectful response, so I kinda doubt it..?

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