[Rd] Suggestion for the R Bugs web page
maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Wed Jun 22 18:51:33 CEST 2005
Thank you, Marc, for your suggestion.
>>>>> "Marc" == Marc Schwartz <MSchwartz at mednetstudy.com>
>>>>> on Wed, 22 Jun 2005 10:15:00 -0500 writes:
Marc> Hi all,
Marc> I would like to recommend that the following text from the R Posting
Marc> Guide be placed on the R Bug submission page in the section "Submit New
Marc> Reports", which would read as follows:
Marc> Submit New Reports
Marc> You can submit new bug reports either using an online form by clicking
Marc> on the button below or by sending email to r-bugs at biostat.ku.dk.
actually, nobody should advertize that e-mail (but maybe those
at ku.dk, when they talk about it inside DK),
but rather r-bugs at r-project.org .
The advantage of the latter is its "genericity" and the fact
that mails are filtered a bit more.
Marc> Before you post a real bug report, make sure you read R Bugs in the
Marc> R-faq. If you're not completely and utterly sure something is a bug,
Marc> post a question to r-help, not a bug report to r-bugs - every bug report
Marc> requires manual action by one of the R-core members.
Marc> If you wish to comment upon an existing report, you cannot do that via
Marc> the web interface. Instead send an email to the above address with the
Marc> Subject: header containing (PR#999) -- replace 999 with actual report
Marc> number, of course.
Marc> Perhaps reading that brief middle section, without having to click to
Marc> another page, will help to reduce user error reports going to R Bugs and
Marc> save members of R Core some time.
Note that we (well, primarily Peter Dalgaard) have considered
complete changes to the R-bugs "system" anyway some of which
would obliterate the e-mail interface completely IIRC.
Marc> Also, as a quick pointer, I noted that there is a repeated word ("for")
Marc> on the R Home Page in the "Getting Started" box:
> R is a free software environment _for for_ statistical computing and
> graphics. It compiles and runs on a wide variety of UNIX platforms,
> Windows and MacOS. To download R, please choose your preferred CRAN
I've fixed that one --- haven't checked for how many months this
has remained unreported....
Thank you, Marc!
Marc> Best regards,
Marc> Marc Schwartz
More information about the R-devel