[Rd] Re: R/S-related projects on Sourceforge? Trove Categorization

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at myway.com
Wed Nov 17 17:48:30 CET 2004

Witold Eryk Wolski <wolski at ...> writes:

: Hi R-Users and Developers,
: Several months ago I made a request on Sourceforge to add the R/S - 
: programming language to the _Trove_ categorization. ("The Trove is a 
: means to convey basic metainformation about your project.")

It might be worthwhile to consider all the possible sourceforge-like
sites in case there is a particular advantage of one over the others.
For example, it might be better to choose one with svn support than
one that only has cvs support. Sites include sourceforge, savannah, 
berlios, seul and a few others, some of which are listed at
http://www.ibiblio.org/fosphost/exhost.htm .

Also some languages have started their own sourceforge-style
project repositories such as luaforge.net and rubyforge.org and one
could conceivably have an Rforge too.

I don't know enough about the above sites to say much more but I think
the key requirements are to provide support to addon packages and
projects to encourage the current explosion of such software.
The idea would be to automate the setup of an infrastructure that
includes such things as:

- X-help and X-devel email distribution lists for project X
- access to svn so developers can coordinate their efforts on a project
- wiki, forums, other groupware
- web space for a home page
- ftp space for archiving old versions and distributing beta versions
- slick package development tools to make it easier to develop packages
- ensure that there are a really good set of base classes in the core
  for projects to leverage off of

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