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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 | edd@debian.org | http://dirk.eddelbuettel.com

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