[ESS] Version currently available in ELPA?

Vitalie Spinu spinuvit at gmail.com
Tue Feb 5 01:33:48 CET 2013

  >> Ribonous <ribonucleico at gmail.com>
  >> on Mon, 4 Feb 2013 19:24:58 -0500 wrote:

  > I just installed ESS through M-x package-install in Emacs 24.2.1.
  > This downloaded and compiled ESS to a folder
  > ~/.emacs.d/elpa/ess-20130119.1705/

  > How do I know which version is it? (can 20130119.1705 be interpreted
  > as 2013-01-19 17:05?)

Yes, this is a date-time stamp. It is from MELPA, not ELPA, and it is a
snapshot of the ESS git development repository. So it is pretty much the
most recent version of ESS that you can have.

  > According to the website, the official stable version should be 12.09-2
  > (2013-01-12). Which version have I installed?

M-x ess-version should tell you the release version. 


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