R 0.99.0a for Ms Windows (9X/NT)

Guido Masarotto guido at hal.stat.unipd.it
Fri Feb 11 11:47:34 CET 2000

A binary distribution of R 0.99.0a is available from
Pre-compiled packages for this version are now available from the Windows 
contrib area on CRAN (http://www.r-project.org/bin/windows/windows-NT/contrib).
In many cases a new version is needed, and all have been rebuilt using the 
latest improvements in the help conversion.

All the changes listed below are due to Brian Ripley. Hence, thank him
for them (and blame me if something doesn't work: it means that my
testing was not suffcient).

guido masarotto 
(for the R Core Team)

New in this release

The console and internal pager now have horizontal scollbars. These
are disabled (greyed out) if no text is obscured in the current view.

Help menu items will be greyed out if the corresponding files are not

Many of the menu items now call internal functions and so are much
faster, but produce nothing on the console.

Help files will be displayed in the internal pager with headings
in a contrasting colour.

There are new functions winDialog() and winDialogString() to produce
dialog boxes, and functions winMenu* (use ?winMenus) to manipulate
user menus.

Following Unix, the handling of help(, offline=TRUE) has been altered.
It will be necessary to adjust helpPRINT.bat to set the TEXINPUTS path
to find Rd.sty. TeX processing of these help files normally uses LaTeX
package `ae' to handle Latin-1 characters: this can be changed by
setting the environment variable R_RD4DVI.

The conversion to text help no longer requires groff.
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