[Rd] Offer zip builds

Duncan Murdoch murdoch@dunc@n @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Tue Jun 4 03:04:26 CEST 2019

On 01/06/2019 11:02 p.m., Steven Penny wrote:
> If you go here:
> https://cran.cnr.berkeley.edu/bin/windows/base
> you see EXE installers for Windows. This contrasts with other programming
> languages that offer both an executable installer and ZIP files that can be
> extracted and run. For example Go:

We did offer both zips and an installer until 2001 or 2002.  It was 
decided then that it wasn't worth the trouble of offering both.

I don't recall anyone asking for the zip in the 17 years after that 
change, until now (though I haven't been paying attention lately, since 
I retired from building the binaries a couple of years ago).

If you think it's worthwhile to do it, then I don't think anyone would 
object if you went ahead and did so.

Duncan Murdoch

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