A problem of etiquette

Friedrich Leisch Friedrich.Leisch@ci.tuwien.ac.at
Wed, 27 May 1998 14:12:14 +0200 (CEST)

>>>>> On Wed, 27 May 1998 13:29:05 +0100 (GMT+0100),
>>>>> guido  (g) wrote:

g> Perhaps, the question is silly. But, I prefer asking it before making =
g> mistake.

g> I have just packed a binary distribution of R for Windows3.1/Win32s.
g> It is equivalent to the previous one for Win95/NT (R-0.61.3 +
g> many of the available packages) and it is compiled with egcs-mingw32
g> (GPL not a commercial compiler).

g> Now, in preparing the README, I put the following sentence:
g> ----------------------------------------------------------------------=
g> This distribution is not formally maintained, but I am interested=20
g> in hearing (on r-devel and r-help) from people who have problems with =
g> although I may not be able to solve them.
g> ----------------------------------------------------------------------=

g> The etiquette question is: can I ask people to use r-devel/r-help
g> although I am not managing these lists?

I think you're being too modest ... you put a lot of effort in
preparing the binary distribution of R!

The lists are about discussing all aspects of R, including ports, etc.

Its perfectly fine to put the above statement into the README.


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