[Rd] Problem building (binary) packages for Windows

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Sat May 16 15:49:40 CEST 2009

>>>>> "UweL" == Uwe Ligges <ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de>
>>>>>     on Fri, 15 May 2009 20:48:03 +0200 writes:


    >> Thank you for clarifying this and once again apologies for stirring you
    >> up with something that had been fixed in the mean-time already.

    UweL> For R-devel, it is in the svn logs. Since it may change again, NEWS is 
    UweL> not always edited while things are tested.

well, and if a new feature is introduced, it gets a NEWS entry
(hopefully), but if the new feature contains bugs, these will be
fixed of course with*OUT* another NEWS entry.

Indeed, the NEWS apply to (eventually) released versions of R,
so fixing transient bugs is *never* documented in NEWS.

... leading us back to what Brian already said:
  >>  'Under development' needs to be taken seriously.

Martin Maechler, ETH Zurich

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