[R] CRAN R For Windows 3.6.3

Spencer Graves @pencer@gr@ve@ @end|ng |rom e||ect|vede|en@e@org
Sat Sep 19 20:07:20 CEST 2020

	  If you have production code written in R that make it expensive to 
even consider upgrading to the latest R, it may be worth paying the 
support fees of an organization like RStudio.

	  Otherwise, I think it make sense to upgrade to the latest version and 
hope for the best.  If you encounter problems, you can ask someplace on 
StackExchange or one of the R email lists like this or a package 
maintainer, as Duncan said.


On 2020-09-19 12:44, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> On 18/09/2020 1:39 p.m., Shapira, Leeor via R-help wrote:
>> Can you please let me know the End of Life and End of Vendor Support 
>> dates for CRAN R for Windows 3.6.3? Thank you.
> R doesn't have either of those.  There is no vendor support ever.  It is 
> free software; it is up to its users to support it.  On the other hand, 
> it is free software, so you can use it forever.
> In practice, there is de facto support from its authors in that they are 
> very responsive to bug reports.  That ends with the next release, so 
> 3.6.3 support ended in April, 2020 when R 4.0.0 was released.
> Another way to think of support and end of life equivalents is to ask 
> how long CRAN will provide the source code to packages for it.  There 
> are no time limits on that, though it can be some work to find a set and 
> tools to build them if you are using older releases.
> And finally, you might want to know how long CRAN will keep updating 
> binary packages for R 3.6.3.  I think that should continue until the 
> release of R 4.1.0, sometime around April 2021.
> Duncan Murdoch
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