[R] "R-testers" has gone the way of all mortals.. // History

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Mon May 31 15:08:46 CEST 1999

Till this morning, "R-testers at stat.math.ethz.ch" still was a valid alias to
R-help.  It is no longer...


On 1996, Feb 12
   Ross and Robert established a simple `alias mailing list' 
		   (i.e. no automatic un/subscribing; no anti-spam, no nothing)
   <r-alpha-testers at stat.auckland.ac.nz>   of a bit more than a dozen people
   who  ``have had expressed interest in R at some time''
   and announced an R alpha 0.1 (or 0.2?).

On 1996, March 20 and 21
   the list was moved and announced to the "R-testers at stat.math.ethz.ch"
   mailing list with 19 entries.
On 1997, April 1 (+/-)
   I established 3 mailing lists instead of 1;
   the low volume R-announce, R-help and R-devel
   {{ where all messages to R-announce are sent R-help automatically
      and still the majority of new subscribers doesn't understand and
      subscribes to BOTH R-announce and R-help..when R-help would be sufficient
   R-help was inherited from R-testers  and R-testers made an alias for R-help.

On 1999, May 31 (today) -- R-testers is outdated by 26 months and dies.
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