[R] flatpak installation package?

Treutwein Bernhard Bernhard.Treutwein at Verwaltung.Uni-Muenchen.DE
Fri Jan 19 10:05:36 CET 2018

Hi Jeff,

> it is more likely that you will need to take on scratching that new itch.

thanks. Should I subscribe to the developer list and ask there?

I had a deep look into the Manual "R Installation and Administration", but I
fear that this is too much unknown terrain for me. Let me recall the apparent
advantages of flatpak:

It is a distribution independent package format, where the applications run
in a kind of sandbox. Flatpak is supported by RedHat/Fedora/CentOS/Scientific 
Linux as well as Debian/Ubuntu, and Arch. So it might be worth a deeper look.


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Jeff Newmiller [mailto:jdnewmil at dcn.davis.ca.us]
>Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 6:13 PM
>To: r-help at r-project.org; Treutwein Bernhard; 'r-help at r-project.org'
>Subject: Re: [R] flatpak installation package?
>Of course... R _is_ open source. However, it is unwise to assume that the
>volunteers scratching itches for their preferred distros will take on additional
>work... it is more likely that you will need to take on scratching that new itch.
>Sent from my phone. Please excuse my brevity.
>On January 16, 2018 7:36:45 AM PST, Treutwein Bernhard
><Bernhard.Treutwein at Verwaltung.Uni-Muenchen.DE> wrote:
>>Is there any chance for a distribution independent flatpak installation
>>package for R ?
>>See: http://flatpak.org
>>Background: I recently bought an Acer notebook with endless OS
>>(see: http://endlessos.com).  It is Debian based, but uses only flatpak
>>as installation
>>package format.
>>  Bernhard Treutwein
>>R-help at r-project.org mailing list -- To UNSUBSCRIBE and more, see
>>PLEASE do read the posting guide
>>and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.

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