[Rd] Wish list

Duncan Murdoch dmurdoch at pair.com
Mon Jan 19 15:12:42 MET 2004

On Mon, 19 Jan 2004 07:51:34 -0500, Frank E Harrell Jr
<feh3k at spamcop.net> wrote :

>On Sun, 18 Jan 2004 18:47:52 -0500
>Duncan Murdoch <dmurdoch at pair.com> wrote:

>> Changes always show up in r-devel (the main CVS branch, not the
>> mailing list) first.  Package developers should be keeping a
>> relatively up to date copy of it around if they're doing things that
>> are likely to break.
>I need to do that more often.  But sometimes it's hard to know what things
>I do that are likely to break.  That's where there needs to be some other
>mechanism for user communications.

Generally when people know something is likely to cause trouble,
there's a posting to this mailing list  ---  but it's easy to overlook
it among all the other traffic.

To make it a bit easier for Windows package developers to test against
r-devel, I'm going to keep a reasonably up-to-date Windows build
online.  For now it's on CRAN, but there are concerns about the impact
on the mirrors of the extra file size and download traffic.  However,
if I have to move it the links on CRAN will be updated, so it's safe
to say you should start looking at

Duncan Murdoch

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