MRO versus Visual Studio (rtvs) RRS feed

  • Question

  • Dear Community and Microsoft employees,

    There is disturbing information about continued support of MRO and / or rtvs.

    On github there is

    This project is not actively supported.

    "R Tools for Visual Studio | R Tools for Visual Studio was removed from the Data Science Workload in Visual Studio 2019 Preview. You can continue using Visual Studio 2017 or alternatives like RStudio."

    Is rtvs really dead and will there be further MRO releases?

    What is the "official" frontend now, is it RStudio?

    Which VS code extension is the "official" (if any) one, there are several ones?

    Thx Franz

    Sunday, April 21, 2019 9:59 AM


All replies

  • I have already had my ups and downs with this but ultimately accepted that MRO will no longer be supported, nor will Visual Studio support R. Open Source was just a marketing gimmick for Microsoft. Now the buzz is over, the Microsoft Marketing team has moved on and so has the support.

    Microsoft fail....

    Monday, April 29, 2019 5:20 PM
  • We have just released MRO 3.5.2, so I do not fully agree with your statements. MRO is still alive and kicking.

    In terms of front-end as @fehrin11 's original question was, there is no official front-end. You can use whichever works for you.

    Monday, April 29, 2019 11:31 PM
  • And rtvs is dead forever?
    Saturday, May 4, 2019 10:41 AM
  • I do not see RTVS returning any time soon, no.
    Tuesday, May 14, 2019 6:58 PM