Re: [Rd] Quick notes on R with F7

From: Gavin Simpson <gavin.simpson_at_ucl.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2007 19:30:34 +0100

On Wed, 2007-06-06 at 17:58 +0100, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> Marc,
>
> Thanks for the report. We had noted the release date for F7 as one of the
> milestones to take account of in scheduling 2.5.1, and thought we might
> just know an early adopter. Unfortunately the other milestone (the
> release of gcc 4.2.0 for MinGW has not happened on the promised date, June
> 1, AFAICS).
>
> [Before anyone asks, 2.5.1 is not yet scheduled.]
>
> Brian

In case it is of any additional use, over and above Marc's post, I installed F7 on my laptop at the weekend, and built R2.5.0-patched (version as of sometime on Saturday afternoon - sorry my laptop is at home and I'm still at work). Passed make check-all for me as well. All seems to be well with R and F7 thus far.

G

>
> On Wed, 6 Jun 2007, Marc Schwartz wrote:
>
> > Hi all,
> >
> > Just a quick heads up that I made the plunge into F7 this week.
> >
> > R version 2.5.0 Patched (2007-06-05 r41831) compiles and passes make
> > check-all. F7 is using:
> >
> > [marcs_at_Bellerophon ~]$ gcc --version
> > gcc (GCC) 4.1.2 20070502 (Red Hat 4.1.2-12)
> >
> >
> > Some quick F7 notes:
> >
> > 1. Do a clean install rather than an 'in place' upgrade from FC6 or a
> > prior version. There are a lot of changes, not the least of which is the
> > consolidation of Extras and Core into a single release.
> >
> > 2. There will be some '.fc6' suffixed RPMS installed if there were no
> > changes from the FC6 versions. I have 91 of them, out of a total of 1545
> > installed RPMS. Note that the F7 version RPM suffix is 'fc7', not
> > 'f7' ...
> >
> > 3. There are some issues with SELinux and policies, so I have reverted
> > to running in 'Permissive' mode for the time being.
> >
> > 4. Do not use 'rhgb' (the Red Hat Graphical Boot) on the kernel boot
> > parameters in grub.conf. Especially if (like me) there are boot time
> > prompts (such as dmcrypt-LUKS passphrases) that need to be input during
> > boot. This interaction requires going from graphical to text mode and
> > back, presumably switching virtual terminals. This may be unique to
> > nVidia based video hardware, but there seems to be some issues with VT
> > switching, which also seems to cause problems for the 'Fast User
> > Switching' features new to F7. The symptoms include partially drawn
> > windows, incomplete logins and X freezes.
> >
> > 5. Emacs 22 has been released and is part of F7. From a quick look, it
> > would appear that the 'xft/anti-aliasing' font support available from
> > the CVS branch of 22 is not part of the formal stable release tree. Thus
> > I will continue to use the version 23 Unicode branch from CVS, along
> > with the latest ECB (cvs snap) and CEDET (1.0pre4 was just released
> > today) tool versions.
> >
> > 6. The rumors/intentions of TeXLive being part of F7 were premature and
> > teTeX is still in place. This is apparently due to the decision on the
> > part of the Fedora leadership folks that TeXLive is not yet ready for
> > prime time.
> >
> >
> > Other than that, things seem to be well, but I suspect that there will
> > be many updates coming in the first 30 days or so...the Fedora lists
> > have been quite busy...
> >
> > HTH,
> >
> > Marc Schwartz
> >
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