[ESS] Emacs 22.1 is out!

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Fri Jun 8 17:51:06 CEST 2007

>>>>> "MM" == Martin Maechler <maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch>
>>>>>     on Fri, 8 Jun 2007 15:14:52 +0200 writes:

>>>>> "VG" == Vincent Goulet <vincent.goulet at act.ulaval.ca>
>>>>>     on Thu, 7 Jun 2007 01:36:13 -0400 writes:

    VG> Hi all,
    VG> For those interested to effortless upgrade to 22.1 on Windows, I  
    VG> updated my modified Emacs distribution; see

    VG> http://vgoulet.act.ulaval.ca/en/ressources/emacs/

    VG> As strange as it may seem, I am not a Windows user myself (I build  
    VG> this distribution for my students), so I would appreciate you let me  
    VG> know if you run into any problem or difficulty.

    MM> Thank you, Vincent.

    MM> As you know, I'm not a windows users either.

    MM> However, as it so happens someone just reported a problem
    MM> with one of my R packages --- on Windows only --.

    MM> So I tried your installation, on our "Windows Terminal Server'
    MM> After installation, etc
    MM> when I do

    MM> M-x R

    MM> I get the error

    MM> "apply: Spawning child process: invalid argument:"

    MM> end with an empty *R* buffer
    MM> and an *ESS* buffer that looks +- ok,
    MM> ending in
    MM> -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    MM> (inf-ess finish [S(R), c:/program files/r/r-2.5.0/bin/rterm.exe(nil,nil)]


    MM> Making Process...Buf *R*, Proc R, Prog c:/program files/r/r-2.5.0/bin/rterm.exe
    MM> Start File=nil, Args= --ess  .

    MM> -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    MM> I did leave  ess-site.el  unchanged.

    MM> Any hints are appreciated,

Actually, I found it myself:

It's a buglet in (the Windows parts) of ESS :
I've installed "R 2.5.0 patched" (from CRAN),
but ESS determines the executable with a wrong PATH :

  c:/program files/r/r-2.5.0/bin/rterm.exe

where as correct would be

  c:/program files/r/r-2.5.0pat/bin/rterm.exe

Ok, so now it's back to us ESS-core to fix that ...
and provide a new release for ESS  ...

Not something I had exactly wanted to do just now,
but maybe that's a good incentive


    VG> HTH    Vincent

    VG> Le 07-06-03 à 18:01, Stephen Eglen a écrit :

    >>> Dear all,
    >>> Emacs 22.1 is finally out!
    >>> http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/NEWS.22.1	
    >>> lists the changes, and you should be able to download it from
    >>> ftp.gnu.org (or your gnu mirror in the next day or so), under
    >>> directory software/emacs
    >>> Cygwin binaries have already been made:
    >>> http://www.webalice.it/angelo.graziosi/Emacs.html
    >>> & hopefully soon the W32 binaries will be updated.
    >>> Stephen
    >>> ______________________________________________
    >>> ESS-help at stat.math.ethz.ch mailing list
    >>> https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/ess-help

    VG> ---
    VG> Vincent Goulet, Associate Professor
    VG> École d'actuariat
    VG> Université Laval, Québec
    VG> Vincent.Goulet at act.ulaval.ca   http://vgoulet.act.ulaval.ca

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