[Rd] Offer zip builds
@vnpenn @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Tue Jun 4 02:11:37 CEST 2019
On Mon, Jun 3, 2019 at 6:54 PM Marc Schwartz wrote:
> I am on macOS primarily, albeit, I have run both Windows and Linux routinely
> in years past.
With all due respect, then you have no business in this thread.
> That being said, these days, I do run Windows 10 under a Parallels VM on
> macOS, as I have a single commercial application that I need to run for
> clients now and then, and it sadly only runs on a real Windows install (e.g.
> not with Wine).
Further demonstrating my point. You run Windows in a virtual machine, meaning
even if you encountered some bad installer, you could just revert to a snapshot
> To your points:
> [bunch of links]
I am sorry if I miscommunicated, I didnt and dont wish to be convinced about how
well behaved R installer is. I wish for R to offer zip builds. Many other
programming languages do:
As I see it, the question isnt "should R offer zip builds", its "why isnt R
offering zip builds".
> Unless you can make the case to them to expend the finite resources that they
> have to support this as part of each version release process, in light of the
> prior discussions, it is not clear that this appears to be a priority.
Thats the point of my original post. If they choose to continue with only EXE,
I will just keep using other programming languages. So you could see how it
might be in R interest to offer this, as no zip builds might be one of the
reasons people avoid the language.
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