Announcing Public Package Manager and v1.1.6

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Today we are excited to release version 1.1.6 of RStudio Package Manager and announce This service builds on top of the work done by CRAN, to offer the R community:
Access to pre-compiled packages on Linux via install.packages resulting in significantly faster package install times on Linux systems including cloud servers, CI/CD systems, and Docker containers. Historical checkpoints for CRAN enabling reproducible work, and even time travel, by freezing package dependencies with a one-line repository option.