Re: [Rd] R 2.1.1 slated for June 20

From: Marc Schwartz <MSchwartz_at_mn.rr.com>
Date: Tue 14 Jun 2005 - 22:07:16 GMT

On Tue, 2005-06-14 at 23:52 +0200, Peter Dalgaard wrote:
> Marc Schwartz <MSchwartz@mn.rr.com> writes:
>
> > On Fri, 2005-06-10 at 14:57 +0100, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> > > On Fri, 10 Jun 2005, Peter Dalgaard wrote:
> > >
> > > > The next version of R will be released (barring force majeure) on June
> > > > 20th, with beta versions available starting Monday.
> > > >
> > > > Please do check them on your system *before* the release this time...
> > >
> > > Some things which it would be particularly helpful to have tested:
> >
> >
> > > - Bleeding-edge OSes, e.g. anyone running Fedora Core 4 test 3? (These
> > > often show up problems with bugs in the pre-release versions of
> > > components such as X11 and compilers.)
> >
> >
> > Just as a quick heads up, I installed FC4 Release ("Stentz") late
> > yesterday.
> >
> > R (Version 2.1.1 beta (2005-06-14)) compiles fine using:
> >
> > $ gcc --version
> > gcc (GCC) 4.0.0 20050519 (Red Hat 4.0.0-8)
> >
> > and make check-all passes with no problems.
> >
> > I have also installed all CRAN packages that do not require other 3rd
> > party drivers, etc. and there were no observed errors in those cases.
> >
> > So far, so good.
> >
> > If anything comes up, I will post a follow up.
> >
> > Best regards,
> >
> > Marc Schwartz
>
> Yep. Just tried the same on AMD64 (I had a bit of a fight converting
> my SuSE setup -- FC4 is quite unhappy about ReiserFS for some reason).
> A couple of f95 warnings whooshed by during the compile, that was all.
>
> By the way, I noticed that you can now "yum install R R-devel" and get
> everything straight from Fedora Extras.

Yep. Tom "Spot" Callaway is the FE maintainer for R.

A lot of things for FC 4 have been moved to Extras and there are of course new things (like R) there as well. The restrictions on non-GPL components is still there, so things like MP3 functionality is available via third party repos such as FreshRPMS, Livna, etc.

This was a "balancing" act between trying to reduce (manage) the size of the main distro and reducing real or perceived redundancies in packages.

So, for example:

  1. Include OO.org in Core, but move Gnumeric to Extras
  2. Include Emacs in Core, but move XEmacs to Extras

Needless to say, that resulted in "emotional" discussions.

Marc



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