[R-SIG-Mac] R.app editor and Rswitch

Simon Urbanek simon.urbanek at r-project.org
Fri Jan 18 15:13:27 CET 2013

On Jan 18, 2013, at 2:08 AM, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:

> On 17/01/2013 20:26, Matthew Fero wrote:
>> I have a couple of questions:
>> 1. Should I be able to specify the background color of an R64.app editor window?  Setting the background color of the console does not seem to affect the editor.
>> 2. Is Rswitch still available?  I get a 'not found' message when I follow the link to http://r.research.att.com/RSwitch-1.2.dmg.
> No.  And see the notes in the FAQ at http://r.research.att.com/man/RMacOSX-FAQ.html#Why-is-R_002ehome_0028_0029-not-versioned_003f
> At present the range of R versions you can switch between is very limited since the R <--> R.app interface has been changing.  For example, you cannot switch between any of 2.15.2, R-patched and R-devel, and AFAIR you cannot switch between 2.15.1 and 2.15.2.  Once 3.0.0 is out this should be stabler as now all of R.app is in the R.app sources and none in the R sources and it uses only API R headers.
> I have a copy of the dmg, but not the sources, and I believe that Simon lost both when r.research.att.com got corrupted.

The sources are in

I have built a new binary and put in back, so the link should be working again.


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