[ESS] Install experiences

Richard M. Heiberger rmh at temple.edu
Thu Nov 28 03:57:30 CET 2013

not being the windows illiterate makes this my task.  this will be a
semester-break activity, so it is not for the imminent release.


On Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 9:51 PM, Vitalie Spinu <spinuvit at gmail.com> wrote:
>  >>> Paul Johnson on Wed, 27 Nov 2013 19:54:29 -0600 wrote:
> [...]
>  > Concerning reading the registry, I expect that Gabor Grothendieck knows how
>  > to read the registry to get the R location. We could learn how this is done
>  > from the source code for NPPTOR and/or RStudio.  They both manage it. I
>  > notice that RStudio seems to get it right, almost invariably, while NPPTOR
>  > is only about 70% right.
> It looks like we are talking more than doing on this issue for 2 years
> already. It is just one system call, isn't it?
> It is really unfortunate that almost all ESS core developers are Windows
> illiterates, but what can we do about it?
> So please, could someone with bare minimum of knowledge of windows batch
> scripting look into Gabor's script at
> https://batchfiles.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/R.bat and isolate the system
> call that retrieves R location from the registry?
> Let's solve this issue once and forever.
>    Vitalie

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