Win9X/NT binaries updated

Guido Masarotto guido at
Wed Jul 7 12:20:29 CEST 1999

A binary distribution of R-0.64.2 for Windows is available at 
There are few Windows-specific enhancements: rw0642 (and R-0.64.2) is
a bug-fixing release.


If options(pager="console") then files are listed in the console
window, as happened prior to rw0640.

On request, we have enabled `pagerstyle = singlewindow' in MDI mode,
although we do not recommend this combination.

The file HOME\.Renviron is read (it was HOME\Renviron, and the
documentation used both names). Only the last line was successfully
processed in rw0641, but all lines are in this version.

unlink() on non-existent files no longer causes a crash.

The new function win.version() will report details of the run-time
Windows version, principally for use in has a new argument wait: wait=FALSE gives a non-modal editor

Generally TAB will move between fields in dialog boxes, and return and
escape will work (selecting OK and Cancel) in the Change Directory
dialog box.

The installer will allow several packages to be selected, and will
install them in sequence. It should give more informative messages on
some error conditions. Usually return will select Next or Finish,
escape will select Cancel and B Back.

There is a new target `make check' for running the standard tests and 
checking the standard packages (as on Unix).

Saving the content of a graphic device as GIF should work again 
(saving of an image with less than 256 colours was broken in rw0641).

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