[R] RE: R 1.1.1 for Windows (NT/9x/2000)

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Aug 16 15:17:25 CEST 2000

On Wed, 16 Aug 2000, Richards, Tom wrote:

> Guido:
> Thank you so much for this, but I wonder, when there is a new release of R,
> how can I know which packages in contrib need to be re-compiled?  I still
> have all the .zip files from 1.1.0 on my hard drive here, but I am unsure
> whether to install them under 1.1.1.  Thanks for your help.

[I manage the contrib section.]

Answer: none.  We will tell you when this is not so.  It last happened
at 0.99.0, and the ReadMe in the contrib directory lists any dependencies
that are later as the packages use new features of R.

We know that ca 5 packages will need to be re-compiled for 1.2.0
nearer the time, and I will have such versions up before release.
So at least in theory if you install a new version and do
update.packages() you should be all set.  (If as yesterday the CRAN
master was having problems, you may have to try later.)

By 1.2.0 we hope to have `compiled on version' checking in place for 
binary packages.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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