[Rd] CRAN and R v2.2.1 for Windows

Peter Dalgaard p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Wed Dec 21 16:49:47 CET 2005

Henrik Bengtsson <hb at maths.lth.se> writes:

> Thanks for the new updates in v2.2.1.
> I just noticed a few "problems" on 
> http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/base/.
> 1) The CHANGES and NEWS files for v2.2.1 does not include info on v2.2.1 
> but only details up until v2.2.0, cf. 
> http://cran.r-project.org/src/base/NEWS

They have info for "R 2.2.0 patched" and 2.2.1 is just a frozen
version of that. I.e., the only problem is that we forgot to change
the heading (and that nobody bothered to check for this sort of thing
in the 2-week beta period!).

I noticed the issue just after building the release, but decided that
it wasn't worth messing with the SVN tags for something as small as

> 2) The patched version is now denoted "beta" (files and installation 
> directory), which I believe is misleading since it is a patch of the 
> "stable" version.

"2.2.0 Patched" is changed to "2.2.1 beta" during the beta period. The
release script ends with

echo $REL "Patched"  > VERSION
svn commit -m "setup patch version"

so I believe this is a temporary situation and that r-patched will
become "2.2.1 Patched" next time around.

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