[R-SIG-Mac] R 2.10.0 beta -- please test!

Peter Cowan cowan.pd at gmail.com
Tue Oct 20 21:20:07 CEST 2009

On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 5:46 AM, Simon Urbanek
<simon.urbanek at r-project.org> wrote:
> Dear Mac users,
> please consider testing R 2.10.0 beta *before* the release. First, we have
> now an automated installer generator system for Leopard and Snow Leopard
> (incl. 64-bit R), so it will be useful to test that it works as desired and
> second there was one very fundamental change in the GUI (not necessarily
> visible for the user but it makes sure any new debugging/browser support in
> R is passed into the GUI) so we want to make sure *before* the release that
> any issues are ironed out -- but we can only do that with your feedback.
> The beta releases can be downloaded from
> http://R.research.att.com/

I'm still having difficulty w/ some of the help features.
Specifically on a fresh start of the R GUI selecting "R Help" from the
Help menu opens up a blank help window and gives the following at the

sh: /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/share/sh/help-links.sh:
No such file or directory
Making packages.html . done

Also, the "magnifying glass" help files on both the R Console and the
R Help windows do not open the desired help pages, they only bring
focus to the help window.

Thanks for making R on the mac a pleasant experience.


[R.app GUI 1.30 (5508) x86_64-apple-darwin9.8.0]

R version 2.10.0 RC (2009-10-19 r50172)

[1] en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8/C/C/en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8

attached base packages:
[1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base

> Thanks,
> Simon
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