Dear António (and your colleagues), My apologies.
I will build better automated testing support for the various easter eggs and we are working on an short-term fix. I know it is not possible to repair lost credibility, and for that I'm deeply disappointed with myself. Robby On Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 5:06 AM, Antonio Menezes Leitao <antonio.menezes.lei...@ist.utl.pt> wrote: > Hi, > > Today (i.e., 3/26/2012) DrRacket version 5.2.1 no longer starts. > Instead, it signals an error on function read-bitmap. This bug > was initially reported by a colleague of mine and then > independently confirmed by me. > > Given that the bug only showed today, and it doesn't occur > when we change the current date of the computer, this looks > like some kind of Easter egg that went wrong, probably, related > to prince-kuhio-day. > > This is annoying, to say the least, but the most serious effect > is on the credibility of the Racket ecosystem. I've put a lot of > effort in doing research on top of Racket and I tried hard to > convince my colleagues of the usefulness of Racket. However, > it has been increasingly difficult to keep up with its instabilities. > > You can guess what my colleagues will say... > > Best, > António Leitão. > > _________________________ > Racket Developers list: > http://lists.racket-lang.org/dev _________________________ Racket Developers list: http://lists.racket-lang.org/dev