Bug#617296: Any Progress with RStudio?
On 15 May 2014 at 10:15, Andreas Tille wrote:
| simple. I agree that the pure fact Dirk is stating is true: Yes, we
| are lagging behind upstream.
And you make that a "policy". I don't think that flies. Remember this line:
"Our priorities are our users"
| My point is that we are delivering Debian stable *releases* to
You just singlehandedly redefined Debian as not caring about current packages
in unstable / testing.
I have been here almost 19 years, and I have met many maintainers. Not one
shares the view that we should rot packages and only update for stable.
That is just plain nonsense.
| fine for me but I'm bored to discuss this over and over.
Me too as you will never change your mind.
FWIW to install (or update) R package I use two five-liner R scripts
(included as examples in my 'littler' package) as I would much rather have
__current__ packages in /usr/local/ than your bitrot in /usr. And then there
is Don Armstrong's marvelous debian-r.debian.net which renders all this moot.
This is really really sad and upsetting as I have poured a decade into making
R good on Debian, and maintain a hundred __current and bugfree__ packages. If
I may add, I do run into people thanking me for making R on Debian
awesome. To have you sabotage this with planned bitrot is just sad.
But maybe I will write some posts over on the R side explaining to people
they should just avoid and ignore your packages. Which is a win for you too
as you'll never get the bug reports asking for an update.
Don't bother following up.
Dirk Eddelbuettel | email@example.com | http://dirk.eddelbuettel.com