[Rd] CRAN task views: markdown? better .CSS?

Barry Rowlingson b.rowlingson at lancaster.ac.uk
Thu Jan 31 17:58:56 CET 2013

On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 4:28 PM, Yihui Xie <xie at yihui.name> wrote:
> See this page by Barry Rowlingson:
> https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-devel/2012-February/063338.html

 Sadly that page is just the lipstick on a pig. Underneath, its still a pig.

> Given that CRAN maintainers do not even use JavaScript, I bet CSS does
> not matter either; plain text is plain good.

 I think we all know that the whole of www.r-project.org could do with
a revamp and that large chunks of the CRAN infrastructure would
benefit from a redesign. But at the moment, it all kinda works, its
just a bit annoying in places, and we put up with it because the
effort to make it more functional or shiny (no, not package:shiny) is
a bit too much.

 Sometimes putting lipstick on the pig is enough...


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