RStudio Package Manager 1.1.2 introduces beta support for Windows package binaries. These binaries make it easier and faster to install R packages on Windows Desktop. With this release, all the benefits of Package Manager are available to desktop users including versioned repositories, curated subsets of CRAN, centralized access to CRAN, Git, local packages, and usage tracking. Now data scientists on Windows can easily share work, collaborate, and spend more time doing analysis instead of debugging packages.
In addition to adding support for Windows package binaries, the 1.1.2 release includes:
- Eviction policies that make it easier for administrators to manage the amount of utilized space.
- Package binaries and system dependencies are now available for CentOS/RHEL 8
- A migration utility to help upgrade from a single node installation to a highly available installation using Postgres.
- A performance improvement that prevents increased CPU usage over time on installations using SQLite.
Please review the full release notes.
Upgrading to 1.1.2 from 1.1.0 is a minor upgrade. However, be aware that this upgrade may take up to 30 minutes to complete. If you are upgrading a multi-node installation, allow the first node to update completely before upgrading other nodes. If you are upgrading from an earlier version, be sure to consult the release notes for the intermediate releases, as well.
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