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

Martin Maechler m@ech|er @end|ng |rom @t@t@m@th@ethz@ch
Sun Sep 20 16:18:27 CEST 2015

Good it's solved!  Thanks a lot, Vincent, for checking the prerelease
.... and thanks to everybody else who does (during the next 2 days).


On Fri, Sep 18, 2015 at 6:14 PM, Vincent Goulet <vincent.goulet using me.com> wrote:
> Hi Lionel,
> I downloaded the zip file again using a cleaner approach and everything compiled normally.
> *Sigh* Sorry for the noise!
> v.
>> Le 2015-09-18 à 12:05, Lionel Henry <lionel.hry using gmail.com> a écrit :
>> 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.
>> Lionel
>>> 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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