[ESS] Version currently available in ELPA?
maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Wed Feb 6 08:39:39 CET 2013
On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 11:45 PM, Chris Evans <chrishold at psyctc.org> wrote:
> OK. Paul Thompson pointed out that he use Vincent Goulet's distribution on Windoze. So do I ... but it's only for windoze and I to use linux and open formats/open source whenever I can. Looks as if I should learn how to set up a git or subversion download for ESS on my Debian system. Anyone got any particular advice before I reinvent wheels, repeat mistakes many have made before me etc.?
Well, Debian and its derivatives such as Ubuntu is almost always
immediately uptodate with ESS releases.
apt-get install emacs-ess
Do you really want to use the "in development and non-released" version of ESS?
This is not what I would recommend to the typical user.
> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Chris Evans" <chrishold at psyctc.org>
>> To: ess-help at r-project.org
>> Sent: Tuesday, 5 February, 2013 7:02:59 PM
>> Subject: Re: [ESS] Version currently available in ELPA?
>> Interestingly M-x ess-version gets me:
>> "[No match]" (immediately after the "ess-version" in the minibuffer)
>> I'm using stock Emacs on Debian squeeze ("23.2+1.7+squeeze" according
>> to Synaptic) and also the stock ESS (says "5.11-1")
>> Am I way behind the cutting edge with ESS then? I suspect I am.
>> What is the easiest way for me to stay nearer the edge if not right
>> on the github (or whatever) bleeding edge ... or is that a safe
>> place to be?
>> TIA and thanks to all who make ESS so good and contribute so
>> generously and politely here: wonderful list.
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> > From: "Vitalie Spinu" <spinuvit at gmail.com>
>> > To: "Ribonous" <ribonucleico at gmail.com>
>> > Cc: ess-help at r-project.org
>> > Sent: Tuesday, 5 February, 2013 12:33:48 AM
>> > Subject: Re: [ESS] Version currently available in ELPA?
>> > >> 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.
>> > Vitalie
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