Alpine Linux is now popular for "cloud containers", and is also the
basis for mainline Linux for smartphones and tablets.
An official Alpine package with the latest DrRacket would be a big win
to help people start playing with DrRacket on some handhelds, without
the agony of building it themselves on their handheld (or trying to
cross-compile it on their own desktops).
Once we have DrRacket packages, I'd like to have people use Racket to
build out apps and user interface for these open source handhelds,
eventually replacing most of the C and C++ code.
So... Does anyone want to join Alpine package maintainer guild, to
maintain Alpine package(s) for the latest Racket releases?
For 6.12, the necessary patches are small, the same as for the
stripped-down Racket-Minimal package (you don't need or want
I've successfully built and run DrRacket on Alpine in the normal Racket
way on the devices, using only the above MUSL, LibreSSL, and Makefile
bash-ism patches. It was enough of a headache that people will need
pre-compiled Alpine packages (they'll have enough headache getting a
minimal Linux install on a handheld, at this early point). I want to
shift that compute to Alpine's presumably more powerful build servers,
and shift any remaining headache to a heroic Racketeer
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