R-alpha: R-beta: RPM package for R

Kurt Hornik Kurt.Hornik@ci.tuwien.ac.at
Fri, 1 Aug 1997 16:04:48 +0200

>>>>> Ross Ihaka writes:

> Martyn Plummer writes in r-announce:
>> A precompiled "RPM" binary of R-0.50.a1 is now available on CRAN for
>> installation on Linux systems which use the RedHat Package
>> Manager

> Before we get to may versions floating about ... 

> I had intended that these "a1", "a2" ... releases be hacker releases
> which will be followed by a R-0.50.stable release when the (worst)
> problems are sorted out.  Thats why I announced to "r-devel" rather
> than "r-announce".

> (Note this is information rather than any kind of policy statement,
> you are of course free to do whatever you like with R)

Sorry everyone,

This was mostly my mistake.  Martyn sent me an email that he had
uploaded the packages to CRAN incoming, and I was only in my office for
a few minutes, so without further thinking I moved them into CRAN/src
and told Martyn that I had done so and that he might announce the
packages now.

>From a user perspective, the bugs are perhaps not that bad (well, 
ignoring the shortest segfaulter `unlist(1)'), but anyway ...

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