R-beta: "R-announce", "R-help", "R-devel" : 3 mailing lists for R

Martin Maechler (maechler@stat.math.ethz.ch)
Tue, 1 Apr 97 11:48:02 +0200

Date: Tue, 1 Apr 97 11:48:02 +0200
Message-Id: <9704010948.AA00412@>
From: Martin Maechler <maechler@stat.math.ethz.ch>
To: R-announce@stat.math.ethz.ch
Subject: R-beta: "R-announce", "R-help", "R-devel" : 3 mailing lists for R

Upon proposal by Robert Gentleman,
and given the ``immediate'' release of R 0.50  beta (instead of alpha),
I have created three mailing lists concerned with R
where the 2nd one, "R-help", is the replacement for the current "R-testers".
For a while, "r-testers" will be kept as synonymous to "r-help".

The 3 mailing lists are

1) R-announce	: Only announcement of new versions / important patches
2) R-help	: Questions / Answers about ("released versions of") R
3) R-devel	: The alpha-/ pre-testers list of "R-hackers".
		  People who get the newest release, try out patches,....
		  (maybe not much more than the R 0.50 prerelease testers)

where   1) is gatewayed to 2)  i.e.  all "R-announce" is forwarded to "R-help".

The intent is that "R-announce" would have less than one message per day,
typically rather only a few messages per month.

Note that I am sending this to  "R-announce" and 
everyone who has been on the "R-testers" list is getting this e-mail
since everything that is sent to "r-announce" is automatically forwarded to

- -------
AGAIN:  For most of you nothing changes, you'll get all the announcements
	and everything from "R-help".

However, if you are only interested in important announcements and new
releases, you should 
	- unsubscribe from "R-help"
	-   subscribe  to  "R-announce"
((by sending	unsubscribe  to     R-help-request@stat.math.ethz.ch
		  subscribe  to R-announce-request@stat.math.ethz.ch	
  in the message "body", not as "subject ..))	

PS. Yes, this is the first post to any of these lists,
    so there may be problems, even though I don't hope so.

PPS. In spite of the date, this is no "April's fool" joke....

Martin Maechler <maechler@stat.math.ethz.ch>		 <><
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