[Rd] R-devel.tar.gz

Martin Maechler Martin Maechler <maechler@stat.math.ethz.ch>
Wed, 15 Aug 2001 09:41:51 +0200

>>>>> "PD" == Peter Dalgaard BSA <p.dalgaard@biostat.ku.dk> writes:

    PD> Paul Gilbert <pgilbert@bank-banque-canada.ca> writes:
    >> R-devel.tar.gz  seems to be missing from //fangorn.ci.tuwien.ac.at/R/src/devel.

    PD> However there is

    PD> http://fangorn.ci.tuwien.ac.at/R/src/devel/R-devel_2001-08-14.tar.gz

    PD> The current maintenance scheme for that directory does look a little
    PD> curious: We have R-devel.tar.bz2 pointing to the latest bzip2
    PD> compressed version and no similar pointer to the gzipped one, but
    PD> we keep 10 older versions in tar.gz format... Martin?

We (Fritz and I) have changed the setup of this scheme a bit, now using
"dated" file names upon Fritz' request.  
We've always kept the 10 latest versions and always only the .tar.gz ones.
I think the new scheme does the same also for the bz2 ones 
(which can be considered a waste of disk space and I could well change back).

The transition phase (from one to the other scheme) lasts 10 days and we
are still in midst of it.  I saw no real reason for doing the transition
manually at once when it happens all automatically over the 10 days period.

The real new thing about it is that we now also snapshot the "R-ng"
[aka `R (next|new) generation'].  
However, dear "R-devel"ers please note that "R-ng" currently has nothing
interesting in it AFAIK and in fact is not even tracking "R-patched" or
"R-devel" ...

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