[Rd] Next release of R, August 31st
Prof Brian Ripley
Tue, 7 Aug 2001 14:27:43 +0100 (BST)
On Tue, 7 Aug 2001, kjetil halvorsen wrote:
> A problem I have had for some versions now: When using R html help,
> different browsers are started on different machines. On one machine, it
> starts the opera browser, where html search not functions.
(Should do if Java support is installed: did when I tested.)
On my home
> machine (with a new version of win98), it insists on starting M$
> explorer, even though netscape is defined as default (when cliking on
> the relevant help files in "explorador de windows", netscape opens). On
> another machine, we have two different versions of netscape installed
> (4.7 and 6.?, ?), and R insist on using the old version. Would
> there be a good idea to define browser as an option(), so the exact
> location of the .exe can be defined?
No. It's done by the OS facilities, and launches whichever browser is set
via the file associations (that is if you double-click on a .html file).
There is no way to do this via .exe's (which is why Unix R is tied to
This works here correctly for IE or Netscape on lots of different
machines. You need to get your file associations sorted out. Sorry, but
it is a Windows issue: we just use the official calls.
> Thanks, Kjetil.
> Peter Dalgaard BSA wrote:
> > I'm trying to make a habit of announcing upcoming releases on r-devel,
> > to give package maintainers a chance of staying in sync, and to
> > encourage everyone to report bugs in the prerelease versions.
> > So: R-1.3.1 is scheduled for release on August 31st. In order to be
> > able to get a solid round of testing on different platforms,
> > maintainers of the group of recommended packages are requested to
> > respect a feature freeze starting on August 24th. This means that only
> > critical bugfixes should go into these packages. The list of
> > recommended packages are (hope I didn't forget any...)
> > KernSmooth
> > VR
> > boot
> > cluster
> > foreign
> > nlme
> > rpart
> > survival
> > mgcv
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