This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.rstudio.com/blog/announcing-public-package-manager
Today we are excited to release version 1.1.6 of RStudio Package Manager and announce https://packagemanager.rstudio.com. 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.