[ESS] mention FreeBSD port in download section?

Rodney Sparapani rsparapa at mcw.edu
Mon Oct 8 15:08:17 CEST 2012

On 10/06/2012 04:25 AM, Christopher J. Ruwe wrote:
> Hello,
> on your site (http://ess.r-project.org/index.php?Section=download) you
> mention installation via native operating system packages for various
> Linuxes (Fedora, OpenSUSE and Debian-derivates).
> Since some time we have a FreeBSD port math/ess as well and binaries are
> built and provided for on the FreeBSD ftp-servers.
> I do not know about the relevance of FreeBSD, but perhaps you could
> consider adding a line there? On the other hand, I appreciate any
> efforts to keep documentation slim, so if we are more or less
> irrelevant, there are no hard feelings on my side.
> Thank you for your consideration, cheers,
> - --
> Christopher J. Ruwe

Dear Christopher:

Well, these "easy" Linux links have been a PITA.  For example, the first
for Fedora does not actually lead to an ESS packages AFAICT.  And,
the others have had similar issues like out-of-date, etc.  So, I was
actually wanting to get rid of them.  But, "we decided" to keep them
for legacy reasons.  So, through no fault of FreeBSD at all, we are
not planning to add more links like that.  FWIW, I find PHP
pretty annoying so I won't be adding much content of any kind if that
makes you feel better :o)

Rodney Sparapani, PhD  Center for Patient Care and Outcomes Research
Sr. Biostatistician               http://www.mcw.edu/pcor
4 wheels good, 2 wheels better!   Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW)
WWLD?:  What Would Lombardi Do?   Milwaukee, WI, USA

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