[Rd] Offer zip builds

Duncan Murdoch murdoch@dunc@n @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Wed Jun 5 23:02:10 CEST 2019

On 05/06/2019 4:48 p.m., Abby Spurdle wrote:
>  > If they choose to continue with only EXE,
>  > I will just keep using other programming languages.
> I did agree with your original suggestion.
> However, I don't think that a lack of zip formats, is a disincentive 
> from using R.

If you don't want to run the installer, see Iñaki's message for how to 
extract the files without running it.  I don't know if any of the 
configuration done by the installer is essential; you can read the 
source in https://svn.r-project.org/R/trunk/src/gnuwin32/installer if 
you are curious.

Duncan Murdoch

> If you have an issue with the Windows installer, the obvious option is 
> to install the source version, and compile from it.
> This is, after all, how open source is designed to work.
> Also, I agree with what Duncan said.
> Abs

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