[R] plot graph with error bars trouble

hadley wickham h.wickham at gmail.com
Mon Oct 1 20:12:26 CEST 2007

> These seem nearly identical to what you can get with R-Forge or with
> TortoiseSVN (and likely other svn clients too).  Since any developer
> is likely to have an svn client a web interface more sophisticated than
> what is already available via the net has less utility than if this info were
> not already available anyways.  Google code can send out email alerts.
> On the other hand the complexity in dealing with Trac is a significant
> disadvantage for projects the size of an R package.  I previously used Trac
> for Ryacas but currently use a WISHLIST and NEWS file (both plain text
> files created in a text editor) plus the svn log and find that adequate.
> Clearly a lot of this is a matter of taste and of project size and there is no
> right answer.

That's true.  From my perspective, using a command line svn client on
OS X, I certainly prefer the web interface for exploring past commits.
 However, while any developer will have a svn client, a more casual
user or someone just interested in looking at the code won't, and I
don't think the google interface is that friendly.  (Mind you, that's
probably not a very common use case).

I'm not sure what problems you had with trac and a large repository -
it works very well for GGobi, with a repository that's almost 2 gig.
However, it did take me a long time to find a combination of web
server and trac setup that didn't crash every couple of days.  The
prevalence of trac spam also has lead me to turn off the wiki and bug

I think it's good to have this discussion about package development so
that we can learn how others work.



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