[ESS] ESS 5.5 released

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Wed Oct 7 11:12:03 CEST 2009

Dear ESS users,

I have released ESS 5.5, a few minutes ago,
and you can get it as usual from the 'Downloads' tab at

It does not contain new features, but fixes some buglets,
including the recent issue
that enabling (non-emacs) HTML help for R
now does work by customizing the 
inferior-ess-help-command variable to
    "help(\"%s\", htmlhelp=TRUE)\n"

either by explicitly ("old-fashioned") adding
    (setq inferior-ess-help-command   "help(\"%s\", htmlhelp=TRUE)\n")
to your ~/.emacs
or by going through emacs menus
    Options -> Customize -> "Specific Option.."

Please send feedback to all of ESS-help at .. (or to ESS-core at ...),
as I won't be online for a while from tomorrow night.

Martin Maechler, ETH Zurich

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