This week version 0.8.3 of RAppArmor appeared on CRAN. RAppAmor is a package to dynamically enforce security policies and hardware restrictions in R on Linux systems. It currently supports Ubuntu 12.04+, Debian 7 and OpenSuse 12.1+. The readme page has more info, and helpful video tutorials to get you started. One important change in the new version is the License. You’re now allowed to use it under either GPL or BSD or Apache2 conditions.
Due to the backward-incompatible changes in R 3.0.0 there are now two repositories with binary builds for Ubuntu:
- opencpu/rapparmor – build for version of R that ships with Ubuntu.
- opencpu/rapparmor-dev – build for R 3.0.0.
The official paper about the package has also been revised. The updated version is available on Arxiv: http://arxiv.org/abs/1303.4808. It has been accepted for the Journal of Statistical Software, and will hopefully appear some time before the summer.