[Rd] r-release, r-oldrel

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Thu Nov 6 23:36:35 CET 2014

On 05.11.2014 02:44, Gábor Csárdi wrote:
> Hi All,
> quick question. How does one know which R versions r-release

The latest official release, i.e. currently R-3.1.2.

> and r-oldrel

If R-x.y.z is recent, then r-oldrel corresponds to the latest "y-1" 
version, i.e. currently R-3.0.3.

Uwe Ligges

> correspond to? Is there a prefered way to determine this
> programmatically?
> So far I could only find messy ways, like parsing the HTML of the
> homepage, or (for r-release) checking the latest R-x-x-x tag in the
> SVN. The SVN is actually not bad, but how about r-oldrel? Is that
> always the previous release? Or the previous minor?
> Thanks, Best,
> Gabor
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