[Rd] gnome support fail on startup (PR#426)

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu, 10 Feb 2000 11:42:37 +0000 (GMT)

On Thu, 10 Feb 2000 maechler@stat.math.ethz.ch wrote:

> >>>>> "PD" == Peter Dalgaard BSA <p.dalgaard@biostat.ku.dk> writes:
>     PD> Prof Brian D Ripley <ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk> writes:
>     >> See R --help. It is R --gui=GNOME, and that does work (in so far as
>     >> GNOME support works) for me.
>     PD> Hmm. Should probably allow the alternate form in the startup
>     PD> script, and for debugger as well.
> Yes, the "=" shouldn't be required (yet) anywhere, I think!
>     PD>  Did we really mean to make -g defunct, btw?
> I think Kurt even promised to *NOT* make it defunct
> (but still "deprecated").

It says in the NEWS:

    o   Long-named options with arguments such as `--vsize' now use the
        `--name=VALUE' form; the old `--name VALUE' is deprecated.

    o   New command line option `--gui' to specify the graphical user
        interface under Unix.  Currently, possible values are `X11' (the
        (default) and `GNOME', provided that GNOME support is available.
        Command line options \`-g' and `--gnome' are defunct.

which seems clear enough to me.  -gui GNOME never existed to be

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