running R under ESS inside emacs 21 prerelease

Rodney Sparapani rsparapa at
Mon Jul 30 18:44:25 CEST 2001


I'm not an Emacs 21 expert, but I was told that only "recognized" Emacs 21 
testers are supposed to be using the pre-release.  The reason is that they don't 
want bugs just detected, per se; they want people to find bugs and fix them.  I 
don't necessarily agree or disagree with this policy (I'm way too busy to 
participate even if I wanted to).  If you do find binaries somewhere, keep in 
mind that they are most certainly out-of-date and bug reports based on them 
would be frowned upon in any case.  It's probably best if we wait for Emacs 21 
to be officially released before digging in.


>To: Faheem Mitha <faheem at>
>Cc: ess-help at
>Subject: Re: running R under ESS inside emacs 21 prerelease
>From: rossini at (A.J. Rossini)
>Date: 30 Jul 2001 09:33:50 -0700
>User-Agent: Gnus/5.0808 (Gnus v5.8.8) XEmacs/21.4 (Academic Rigor)
>MIME-Version: 1.0
>Is the apt-source list for emacs21 prerelease available?  (I'm not up
>for building from scratch, I know where those sources are, but if it's
>a quick and dirty install, I'll take a look...).
>>>>>> "FM" == Faheem Mitha <faheem at> writes:
>    FM> Dear People, This is likely not news to anyone, but I'm
>    FM> running Debian with a prerelase version of emacs 21
>    FM> (, ESS version (5.1.18-0), R (1.3.0-1) and doing
>    FM> M-x-R locks it up solid. I've never seen any version of emacs
>    FM> do this, ever. I guess that is why they call it a prerelease.
>    FM> I was wondering if this is a known problem, or if ESS
>    FM> developers are not going to worry about emacs 21 till it is
>    FM> actually released. I'm running 20.7 alongside, which works
>    FM> fine with ESS, so it is not a problem for me.  Just wondering.
>    FM> Please excuse the fact that I am not subscribed to the mailing
>    FM> list. ESS works fine for me; I just had this one question. So,
>    FM> if you would be so kind, copy any reply to my email address.
>    FM>                        Best regards, Faheem Mitha.
>    FM> 
>    FM> ess-help mailing list -- To (un)subscribe, send subscribe or
>    FM> unsubscribe (in the "body", not the subject !)  To:
>    FM> ess-help-request at
>    FM> 
>A.J. Rossini				Rsrch. Asst. Prof. of Biostatistics
>U. of Washington Biostatistics		rossini at	
>FHCRC/SCHARP/HIV Vaccine Trials Net	rossini at
>-------- (wednesday/friday is unknown) --------
>FHCRC: M-Tu : 206-667-7025 (fax=4812)|Voicemail is pretty sketchy/use Email
>UW:    Th   : 206-543-1044 (fax=3286)|Change last 4 digits of phone to FAX
>ess-help mailing list -- To (un)subscribe, send
>subscribe	or	unsubscribe
>(in the "body", not the subject !)  To: ess-help-request at

Rodney Sparapani              Medical College of Wisconsin
Sr. Biostatistician           Patient Care & Outcomes Research (PCOR)
rsparapa at              8701 Watertown Plank Rd., Rm. H2775
(414) 456-8786 (FAX: 6689)    PO Box 26509, Milwaukee, WI  53226-0509

ess-help mailing list -- To (un)subscribe, send
subscribe	or	unsubscribe
(in the "body", not the subject !)  To: ess-help-request at

More information about the ESS-help mailing list