[Rd] Feature request: Change default library path on Windows
@teve@h@roz @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Thu Dec 16 10:31:26 CET 2021
Thank you for the update. Really helpful!
Between this and the unicode changes, the next version will have a very
positive impact on Windows users.
On Mon, Dec 13, 2021 at 1:02 PM Tomas Kalibera <tomas.kalibera using gmail.com>
> The default was now changed in R-devel to the local application data
> (e.g. C:\Users\username\AppData\Local), which should solve the issues
> with synchronization/backup/etc services and seems to be more in line
> with conventions for the OS. It is a hidden folder, to open in Windows
> explorer one can use e.g. shell.exec() from R.
> On 7/27/21 1:12 PM, Tomas Kalibera wrote:
> > On 7/26/21 1:44 AM, Steve Haroz wrote:
> >> Thanks Ben. I just sent a request for a bugzilla login.
> >> Jeroen chimed in earlier in support.
> > Please note this has been reported, discussed and considered already,
> > last time in PR#17842 (though proposing a different replacement for
> > the default).
> > I think changing the default from user documents to something else
> > would make sense to consider together with some other breaking change
> > for users, not in isolation, if at all. While the change may help
> > users with a quota on the documents directory (e.g. shared on a cloud,
> > backup, etc), it will make it harder to find the library for others,
> > who would not notice the change to the documented behavior, and I
> > assume that would still be a much larger group.
> > Of course it does not help that it is not clear what the correct
> > location should be now, and certainly there is little hope it won't
> > change again, soon. My understanding is that the choice was originally
> > correct when made, following the Microsoft guidelines.
> > As discussed here as well, users may choose their own library path
> > (?.libPaths).
> > The installation location for R itself can be changed e.g. via /DIR
> > option of the installer (see /?). This is useful e.g. when installing
> > R only for the current user (/CURRENTUSER) and it impacts also the
> > location of the library - it is then inside the given tree.
> > Best
> > Tomas
> >> Cheers,
> >> Steve
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