Re: [Rd] Is xtable still being maintained?

From: Uwe Ligges <ligges_at_statistik.tu-dortmund.de>
Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2011 19:45:19 +0200

I think posting this to R-devel was a good idea. In any case, the new maintainer should be aware about the many dependencies and that she or he should be careful not to break code of others when updating.

Thank you for your contributions!!!

Best wishes,
Uwe Ligges

On 10.09.2011 19:14, David B. Dahl wrote:
> Hello,
>
> Regarding whether xtable is still maintained, yes, but at a minimal
> level. I am committed to ensuring that it passes the tests on the
> latest version of R, but I am having difficulty finding the time and
> interest in incorporating new features. So, I'd be very glad if someone
> would like to take over as the maintainer. In fact, a few weeks ago I
> sent the following e-mail to Kurt Hornik:
>
> Kurt,
>
> I am the original author and maintainer of the xtable package first
> released in 2000. Judging by the reverse dependencies and its common
> use with Sweave, the popularity of my xtable far exceeded my
> expectations.
>
> xtable does everything I need (and more!), but I still get occasional
> requests for new features, etc. I find that I have little time and
> interest in extending it much further. I am happy to continue to make
> sure it passes the checks with new releases of R, but I wonder if the
> community would be served by a new maintainer. I read the document
> here:
>
> http://cran.r-project.org/src/contrib/Orphaned/README
>
> Do you have any further suggestions for a smooth transition?
>
> -- David
>
> --
> David B. Dahl
> Associate Professor
> Department of Statistics
> Texas A&M University
>
> Phone: 979-845-3141 <tel:979-845-3141>
> E-mail: dahl_at_stat.tamu.edu <mailto:dahl_at_stat.tamu.edu>
> Website: http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~dahl
>



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