[Rd] Default broswer for OS X (PR#2725)

Kurt Hornik hornik at ci.tuwien.ac.at
Thu Apr 10 18:36:42 MEST 2003

>>>>> Stefano Iacus writes:

> This could be nice for the vignettes too.
> stefano

I am not sure if the original message is a bug report or a feature
request for a certain binary distribution?

Configure currently checks for R_BROWSER being set and then for

  netscape mozilla galeon kfmclient opera gnome-moz-remote open

in that order.  One could special-case the order for OSX but as it is
trivial to change things at both configure and run time ...


> On Venerdì, apr 4, 2003, at 06:04 Europe/Rome, 
> james at freelancepropaganda.com wrote:

>> Full_Name: James Howison
>> Version: 1.6.2
>> OS: OS X (fink install)
>> Submission from: (NULL) (
>> The default browser for the html help system is not set correctly for 
>> OS X.
>> This makes the html help work great on OS X:
>>> options(browser = "open")
>>> help.start()
>> "open" is an OS X launcher app that inspects a file and launches it 
>> with the
>> appropriate application (it is the same as double clicking).  It 
>> launches in the
>> system preferred browser - which is great - integration with the OS 
>> for free :)
>> Perhaps this could be added to the darwin.hints file (if such a thing 
>> is used
>> for R) or otherwise added in so that it is the default.
>> The user-experience is definately increased by being able to read the 
>> help at
>> the same time one uses it :)
>> I've promoted the packager for the OS X fink package to set this as 
>> the default
>> in the build if that is possible.
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