[R-SIG-Mac] Problem with R.app 1.70 on macOS El Capitan

Berend Hasselman bhh at xs4all.nl
Tue Apr 18 20:20:26 CEST 2017

More testing of R 3.4.0:

R version 3.4.0 RC (2017-04-17 r72531) -- "You Stupid Darkness"
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Platform: x86_64-apple-darwin15.6.0 (64-bit)

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[R.app GUI 1.70 (7334) x86_64-apple-darwin15.6.0]

I did this


and got this message

starting httpd help server ... done
2017-04-18 20:09:42.918 R[12625:113901] App Transport Security has blocked a cleartext HTTP (http://) resource load since it is insecure. Temporary exceptions can be configured via your app's Info.plist file.

Then I did 


and got a blank help page.

help.start()  takes me to the browser with the index page.
But searching for anything is very slow.


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