[Rd] r-release, r-oldrel

Gábor Csárdi csardi.gabor at gmail.com
Thu Nov 6 23:41:34 CET 2014

On Thu, Nov 6, 2014 at 5:36 PM, Uwe Ligges
<ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de> wrote:
>> quick question. How does one know which R versions r-release
> The latest official release, i.e. currently R-3.1.2.


How does one know what is the latest official release? Is parsing the
R homepage the best way to determine it? Or the latest tarball? Or can
I use the latest R-x-y-z tag from the SVN repository?

>> 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.

So this also means that when (say) R-3.0.2 was r-release, 2.15.3 was r-oldrel?

Thanks again,

> Best,
> Uwe Ligges

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