Re: [Rd] Removing cran mirrors

From: Uwe Ligges <ligges_at_statistik.tu-dortmund.de>
Date: Tue, 03 Nov 2009 18:38:59 +0100

Hadley Wickham wrote:
>> Note that with such a policy, half CRAN packages wouldn't work anymore,
>> because then we'd had "cut off" several packages away that are dependencies
>> for others etc.
>> Examples for packages we probably should "cut off" now (since they already
>> caused too much time looking at them) are:
>>
>> clusterfly, ggplot2, lvplot, plyr
>>
>> all of them giving WARNINGS under R-2.10.0 and I guess you know the
>> miantiner who has been asked by automatical notification to fix the issues.
>
> Hopefully this doesn't sound too self-serving, but:
>
> * Keeping a mirror up-to-date is _much_ easier than keeping a package
> up-to-date (i.e. you just have to run rsync regularly).

Sure, I know.

> * I don't recall receiving any automated notices about problems, and
> I've just tried searching for combinations of R 2.10, warning and
> ggplot2 as well as several other attempts and haven't been able to
> find anything. I normally try and keep on top of issues like this.

Great, thank you very much for your efforts. Maybe it has been eaten by some spam filter (because of auto-generation?). So good chance to start working on the issues now. ;-)

Best wishes,
Uwe

>
> Hadley
>



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