[R] Restoration of "rite" package of R as R-script editor or the like

Jeff Newmiller jdnewm|| @end|ng |rom dcn@d@v|@@c@@u@
Sun May 22 08:33:07 CEST 2022

As respectful as you are trying to be, this isn't normally how open source happens. Open source is a herd of cats, and the more "in charge" some of those cats are, the less interested they tend to become in scratching _your_ itch... they respect doers, not askers.

Open source is developed and maintained by people like you... who need a feature. Such people rarely start out knowing how to do this... it is much more common that they have to learn as they go. But people who did not have that need rarely stick around to maintain a project even if they help out for awhile... so _you_ are likely going to need to do or at the very least help do this since it is so urgent for you.

Note that occasionally a corporate sponsor will donate some money to pay students for awhile... like Google Summer of Code. But the maintenance is still tough afterward... sometimes it takes off, other times not.

FWIW there are way too many independently maintained editors and terminal programs already out there for this to resonate with me. I don't share your interest in such a "minimalist" extension in the slightest... but I am just one mailing-list member.

On May 20, 2022 6:19:43 AM PDT, Akhilesh Singh <akhileshsingh.igkv using gmail.com> wrote:
>Dear Sir,
>I am a professor at Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur,
>Chhattisgarh, India. I have been teaching statistics in my department since
>Almost since the last 10 years, I have included R capabilities in doing
>practical-classes of various statistics courses in my department. I use the
>default R-script editor that comes with RGUI.exe for that purpose. *But,
>this text editor is too simple without syntax highlighting etc. And RStudio
>is too heavy for the UG/PG level students who are basically from
>agriculture stream.*
>Meanwhile, I came across a "rite" package which was earlier maintained
>by Thomas
>J. Leeper <thosjleeper using gmail.com>. Now, it has been put into archives and
>not being maintained by anyone.
>At present, I am using the "rite" package for students' practical classes.
>But, I am facing difficulties using it. Sometimes, it hangs unnecessarily,
>and some of its features do not work, probably because it is not being
>maintained anymore by CRAN.
>Therefore, to remove this difficulty, the "rite" package must be maintained.
>Sir, "rite" package is a very light weight editor for R codes suitable for
>teaching to beginner students, with syntax highlighting facility and with
>the facility of generating reports into HTML, markdown etc.
>Therefore, I request you ,*one and all who are in control, to kindly make
>sure to include the "rite" package into the regular packages with proper
>maintenance, which will immensely help the beginner students to learn R*.
>Kindly make sure that the *default R-script-editor gets the syntax
>highlighting features and capability of creating basic reports*.
>Kindly make a lighter version of RStudio *for beginner student-level only,
>like the "rite" package,*  for executing R-scripts and for generating some
>basic reports.
>*In fact, the lack of a proper R-script editor is a major handicap among
>the beginner students to learn R.*
>Therefore, I earnestly request your kind attention to this problem.
>Thaing you.
>Dr. A.K. Singh
>Professor and Ex-Head (Agricultural Statistics)
>Department of Agricultural Statistics and Social Science (L)
>Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur-492 012,
>Chhattisgarh, India
>Mobile: +918770625795
>Email: akhileshsingh.igkv using gmail.com
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