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Bug#617296: Any Progress with RStudio?


any news about rstudio packaging?  Something we could drain from
${VCS}.debian.org for testing?

Kind regards


On Wed, May 14, 2014 at 06:45:11PM -0300, Rogério Brito wrote:
> Dear Dirk and others,
> On May 14 2014, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
> > On 14 May 2014 at 17:08, Rogério Brito wrote:
> > | Anyway, I can push the *super* embrionary packaging that I have so far.  I
> > | would like some help with the maintainance of this package since I have
> > | barely any time left with the amount of packages that I maintain.
> > 
> > I am semi-regularly IM'ing or emailing with the RStudio founder whom I'll
> > meet tomorrow. I also have pretty good contacts with a number of other
> > RStudio developers and engineers.
> That's great. I would love to know what to do about RStudio to convince it
> to (while building) to use some off-the-tree packages like hunspell, mathjax
> and possibly others.
> > You want to look at the current dev packages, eg (in binary)
> >   http://rstudio.org/download/daily/
> > which, inter alia, contain a very cooked-up local build of pandoc to be able
> > to get the very, very latest pandoc binary without any depends.
> Thanks. Somehow I missed that directory.
> > I am not sure how ready this is even for Debian unstable, and they _do_
> You probably meant experimental here?
> > provide ready-made .deb packages that users like myself deploy.
> I installed and started using rstudio and I have never been so impressed
> with an IDE like this in ages. There are so many goodies with it that it
> would be a real pity to not have it in Debian.
> That being said, I don't think that the FTP masters would let us upload
> something that duplicates a lot of stuff, but that shouldn't prevent us (or
> the interested parties) from working on the package and start solving the
> small problems (like those that I mentioned before), detecting unpackaged
> dependencies (e.g., knitr and possibly many others) etc.
> > I can ask tomorrow, but RStudio is still a pretty fast moving target.
> Thanks. It would be nice to know if they are moving from Qt4 to Qt5 in the
> short time or not. Also, if they would like to see RStudio packaged
> independently from them.
> And there are probably other smaller issues like linking rstudio with
> openssl, given that rstudio is licensed under the agplv3 and I didn't see
> any licensing exception while skimming the sources (but it may be there).
> Thanks,
> -- 
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