[R] Bookmarking a page inside r-project.org

Friedrich.Leisch@tuwien.ac.at Friedrich.Leisch at tuwien.ac.at
Tue Jan 3 14:44:27 CET 2006

>>>>> On Tue, 3 Jan 2006 07:29:27 +0000,
>>>>> hadley wickham (hw) wrote:

  >> A solution would be a content-management system that produced the HTML
  >> of the site from some other form of input.  Only the output HTML would
  >> need to be mirrored.  Care to put together such a thing, and import all
  >> the existing pages into it?

  > One way to get around the offline problem is to have a dynamic copy
  > somewhere and then spider and save it (eg. with wget -r).  This would
  > (obviously) require a server somewhere - but with a post-commit svn
  > hook could be kept up to date easily.  However, it is still difficult
  > to view changes to the page immediately.

  > What assumptions can I make about what tools are available to the
  > editors?  Can I assume the standard unix tool chain?


  > What
  > assumptions can I make about the people doing the editing?  How many
  > people edit the pages?

For www.R-project.org all of R core have write access, but only a few
actually do it ;-)

  > How familiar with html are they?

Hard to tell, let's assume at least basic familiarity with HTML (but
very good familiarity to the concept of markup laguages per se).

  > You say many
  > of the pages are manually edited, which ones aren't?

Under www.r-project.org I think all are manual.

  > How are they
  > generated?

on CRAN all package listings are of course auto-generated (mostly
using perl scripts), the mirror list is created using R.

  > Are all the pages under
  > https://svn.r-project.org/R-project-web/trunk/ ?

No, CRAN is not, as it is pulled together from various sites where
maintainers of binary distributions etc. create their parts -> the
CRAN master itself is "mirror" for the pits and pieces (e.g., windows
R base binaries are mirrored from Duncan Murdoch, windows packages
from Uwe Ligges, etc. etc.).


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