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Re: R 2.0.0 will require rebuilding of r-cran-* packages

Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
On Sat, Sep 11, 2004 at 08:15:08AM -0500, Douglas Bates wrote:

The upstream package authors are being strongly encouraged to modify their packages for R-2.0.0. New facilities in 2.0.0 for lazy loading of data from packages and lazy loading of functions require changes in the R package's DESCRIPTION file.

R 1.9.1 is now in testing. I could therefore upload 2.0.0 into unstable.
However, this will break existing library() installation.

In an ideal world, we could coordinate all this. E.g. I could (continue to)
seed experimental with a recent R 2.0.0 snapshot, we download these into our
build environments, build the r-* packages and upload them around the same

Would you be kind enough to remind us how we download from experimental?

Would that be feasible?  Say, next weekend?

I'm travelling to New Jersey and Pennsylvania next week to give short courses at Merck. I doubt that I will have Internet access or time to do uploads after Saturday.

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