Revolution R Open 8.0.3 is now available for download for Windows, OS X, Red Hat, Ubuntu and OpenSUSE. This release includes seveal new features: it upgrades RRO to the R 3.1.3 engine, which adds several new features to the R language, adds support for Ubuntu 15.04, and updates the checkpoint package for reproducibility.
RRO is designed to work with multi-threaded math libraries on all platforms, which improve R's performance for some numerically-intensive applications. Note that to enable the multi-threaded performance on Windows and Linux systems you have to download and install the Intel MKL (Math Kernel Library) separately. (Also if you installed RRO 8.0.2 for Windows, be sure to uninstall the previous MKL first.) On OS X, RRO uses the Mac's native Accelerate framework automaticallly.
The default CRAN mirror for Revolution R Open 8.0.3 is a snapshot taken on April 1, 2014. (You can always access the latest packages with the checkpoint function.) Many packages have been updated or released since the last version of 8.0.2 — check out the highlights in the latest Package Spotlight.
We're already at work on the next release of RRO, which will feature the R 3.2.0 engine. Stay tuned!