Where to find out about fixed bugs (Re: [R] Problem with R-2.1.0: install.packages() doesn't work)

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Tue 26 Apr 2005 - 21:54:05 EST

On Sat, 23 Apr 2005, Marc Schwartz wrote:

> On Sat, 2005-04-23 at 16:14 +0200, Uwe Ligges wrote:
>> Thanks for your work on this topic, Marc, but the bug has already been
>> fixed by Brian 4 days ago (see below).
>>
>> Uwe
>>
>>
>>
>> ========
>> r33976 | ripley | 2005-04-19 05:38:51 -0400 (Tue, 19 Apr 2005) | 1 line
>> Changed paths:
>> M /trunk/NEWS
>> M /trunk/src/library/utils/R/menu.R
>>
>> missing braces
>> ========
>
> Thanks Uwe.
>
> It was a nice workout for these aging neurons... ;-)
>
> Did I miss a bug report on this? I don't recall seeing a report come
> through and a quick review of r-devel and the bug tracking system does
> not turn up anything.

The vast majority of the bug fixes are not from formal bug reports but from things spotted by R-core members either when using R (as here) or from reading the code (normally to find something else). (90% of those documented for 2.1.0.)

> In either case, glad to see that it is fixed.
>
> I have also downloaded a copy of the 2.1.0 patched tarball and noted
> that it is fixed there (Version 2.1.0 Patched (2005-04-20)), so for
> anyone compiling from source get a copy of:
>
> ftp://ftp.stat.math.ethz.ch/Software/R/R-patched.tar.gz

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