[R] Extending the beta period for R 3.3.0 till April 25, Final release on May 3

Peter Dalgaard pd.mes at cbs.dk
Sat Apr 2 17:58:20 CEST 2016

Due to delays in implementing an updated Windows toolchain for CRAN, R Core has found it unsafe to go with our usual 1-week beta testing period. Combined with other scheduling issues, we have decided to postpone the transition to 3.3.0 RC until April 26, with the final release happening on May 3. 

Apologies for any inconvenience, but it is really rather important to get this right before the release of 3.3.0. One cannot mix and match binaries from different toolchains - CRAN packages binaries for 3.3.x must be all of the same kind. Accordingly, if we have too little time to fix issues discovered in the beta period, we might have to back out and be stuck with the old tools for another year.

Web site updates will happen shortly.

For the Core Team 
Peter Dalgaard

Peter Dalgaard, Professor,
Center for Statistics, Copenhagen Business School
Solbjerg Plads 3, 2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark
Phone: (+45)38153501
Office: A 4.23
Email: pd.mes at cbs.dk  Priv: PDalgd at gmail.com

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