[Rd] Next release of R, August 31st
Prof Brian Ripley
Tue, 7 Aug 2001 18:14:26 +0100 (BST)
On Tue, 7 Aug 2001, kjetil halvorsen wrote:
> Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> > On Tue, 7 Aug 2001, kjetil halvorsen wrote:
> > > Hola!
> > >
> > > 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.)
> IŽll try again
> > On my home
> > > machine (with a new version of win98), it insists on starting M$
> > > internet
> > > explorer, even though netscape is defined as default (when cliking on
> > > the relevant help files in "explorador de windows", netscape opens).
> On that macvhine, the file associations is set to netscape, and all
> other ways to open a browser opens netscape, but R insists on
> opening M$ internet explorer.
R knows absolutely nothing about this `M$ internet explorer'. It calls
the Windows API call ShellExecute(). Looks like your machine has a corrupt
As I said before, R calls the official Windows API call and what happens
then is not our responsibility.
Brian D. Ripley, email@example.com
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