[ESS] ESS 15.09-beta: please try it before release!

Lionel Henry ||one|@hry @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Fri Sep 18 18:05:16 CEST 2015

Hello Vincent,

Does it work if you compile outside of your scripts?
I cannot reproduce the problem with `make` (same version
as yours, also on last OSX).

What Emacs version are you using? I have 24.5.1.


> On 18 sept. 2015, at 17:42, Vincent Goulet <vincent.goulet using me.com> wrote:
> Building 15.09-beta fails for me with my usual scripts. It appears to be at the byte compiling of the 'lisp' directory stage. The last few lines of output from 'make' are
> Source file `/Users/vincent/Emacs-modified/macos/ess-15.09-beta/lisp/ess-toolbar.el' newer than byte-compiled file
> [ess-site:] before (ess-r-s-versions-creation) ...
> [ess-site:] before creating ess-versions-* ...
> [ess-site:] (let ... before (ess-r-versions-create) ...
> [ess-site:] after ess-versions-created ...
> [ess-site:] after ess-check-R-prog... ...
> [ido:]
> [ess-site:] *very* end ...
> Source file `/Users/vincent/Emacs-modified/macos/ess-15.09-beta/lisp/ess-custom.el' newer than byte-compiled file
> Fatal error (6)make[2]: *** [ess.elc] Abort trap: 6
> make[1]: *** [install] Error 2
> make: *** [ess] Error 2
> On a side note, I noticed the following warnings while scrolling the messages. They're probably harmless and may even have been there in previous versions:
> In toplevel form:
> ess-custom.el:248:1:Warning: defcustom for `ess-can-eval-in-background' fails
>    to specify containing group
> ess-custom.el:391:1:Warning: defcustom for `ess-tab-complete-in-script' fails
>    to specify containing group
> ess-custom.el:1620:1:Warning: defcustom for `ess-getwd-command' fails to
>    specify containing group
> ess-custom.el:1623:1:Warning: defcustom for `ess-setwd-command' fails to
>    specify containing group
> This is all on OS X Yosemite with GNU make 3.81 from XCode 7.0.
> Hope this helps.
> v.
>> Le 2015-09-18 à 07:11, Martin Maechler <maechler using stat.math.ethz.ch> a écrit :
>> Dear ESS users,
>> The ESS core team plans to release ESS 15.09 in a few days (probably Sept.23).
>> Those (daring ones) of you who work from the github or MELPA
>> development version of ESS are indeed beta-testing ESS 15.09
>> already.
>> Others are kindly asked to try it, possibly most easily by getting one of the packaged beta versions (showing 'https' below; 'http' also works) :
>> https://stat.ethz.ch/ESS/downloads/ess/ess-15.09-beta.tgz
>> https://stat.ethz.ch/ESS/downloads/ess/ess-15.09-beta.zip
>> and giving feedback either here or by opening  "github issue" at
>> https://github.com/emacs-ess/ESS/issues
>> The biggest changes are in indentation behavior which has become
>> much more consistent and still more flexible,
>> notably thanks to our new team member
>> Lionel Henry  (thank you, Lionel!)
>> Many other improvements / bug fixes have been incorporated since
>> the spring release  15.03.  See below for the current documented
>> list of new features for 15.09.
>> For the ESS Core Team:
>> Martin Maechler, ETH Zurich
>> -----------
>> Changes and New Features in 15.09:
>>  * ESS[R]: The indentation logic has been refactored.  It should be
>>    faster, more consistent and more flexible.  A test framework has
>>    been set up in order to prevent any regression on future code
>>    change.  Indentation offsets have been renamed as well and now all
>>    start with the prefix 'ess-offset-' and other control variables
>>    start with 'ess-indent-'.  See 'ess-style-alist' for detailed
>>    description of the new indentation system.
>>    The most visible user change in the indentation setup is that
>>    customisation is now centered around 3 settings:
>>    'ess-offset-arguments', 'ess-offset-arguments-newline' and
>>    'ess-offset-block'.  The first two settings control how arguments
>>    are indented inside function calls and index brackets, while the
>>    latter controls the indentation of statement blocks.  They can be
>>    set to 'prev-call' (indentation relative to innermost function
>>    call), 'prev-line' (indentation relative to last line indentation
>>    as in RStudio) or 'open-delim' (indentation relative to opening
>>    delimiter).  See the documentation strings of those variables for
>>    more information.  Indentation of delimiters refer to these three
>>    values depending on the context in order to offer a consistent
>>    indentation.  'ess-arg-function-offset' has been replaced by
>>    'ess-indent-prev-call-lhs' and has been generalised to
>>    assignements.  This setting works with both statement blocks and
>>    expressions.  It now only takes effect for offsets set to
>>    'prev-call' in order to produce a consistent indentation.
>>  * ESS[R]: 'ess-brace-imaginary-offset', 'ess-expression-offset' and
>>    all delimiter offsets are deprecated.  The settings for indentation
>>    of continued statements have been replaced by
>>    'ess-offset-continuations'.  It can be set to either 'cascade' or
>>    'straight' (the default).
>>  * ESS[R]: A new RStudio style is provided to mimic as closely as
>>    possible R files indented via RStudio.  To reproduce the setup of
>>    some of the RStudio users, you will also need to set
>>    'ess-offset-arguments' to 'prev-line'.
>>  * ESS[R]: Roxygen fields will now be indented on paragraph refilling
>>    in order to make the documentation more readable.  You can also
>>    refill commented lines in the 'examples' field without squashing
>>    the surrounding code in the comments.
>>  * ESS[R]: ESS can now format your code.  This is controlled through
>>    the settings 'ess-fill-calls' and 'ess-fill-continuations'.  When
>>    activated, '(fill-paragraph)' will format your calls and your
>>    formulas/continuations and make sure they don't go past
>>    'fill-column'.  Refilling with a prefix produces an alternative
>>    formatting with one element per line.  Repeated refills cycle
>>    through different styles (see the docstrings for more details).  By
>>    default, the refilled region blinks.  Set 'ess-blink-filling' to
>>    nil to prevent this.
>>  * ESS[R]: Fix occasional missing error location fontification in
>>    inferior buffers.
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