[Rd] Is xtable still being maintained?

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Sat Sep 10 15:06:17 CEST 2011

On 10.09.2011 13:26, Alastair wrote:
> Hi,
> I wonder if anyone knows if the xtable package is still actively being
> maintained? The last update to the CRAN was about 2 years ago. Earlier in
> the year I found I wanted to use the short caption option of LaTeX tables to
> display an abridged title in my table of contents. It was a relatively
> simple change to get xtable to support this. I bundled up my changes and
> sent the maintainer David B. Dahl an email and I got absolutely no response?

Try to "ping" - at least I do so in this case. No response would be 
unfortunate, of course.

> What's the etiquette for this kind of situation? I think he's done a
> sterling job maintaining a really useful package; I wanted to help and
> contribute to the community but if he's not doing it anymore how can anyone
> get their improvements / bug fixes into circulation?

xtable's DESCRIPTION file says

License:            GPL (>= 2)

so go ahead in case you do not get a response.

Uwe Ligges

> Cheers,
> Alastair
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