This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.rstudio.com/blog/package-manager-v1-1-no-interruptions
No interruptions. That was our team’s goal for RStudio Package Manager 1.1.0 - we set out to make R package installation fast enough that it wouldn’t interrupt your work. More and more data scientists use Linux environments, whether to access extra horsepower during development or to run production code in containers. Unfortunately, the rise in Linux environments has seen a corresponding increase in package installation pain. For Windows and Mac OS, CRAN provides pre-compiled binary packages that install almost instantly, but the same binaries are not available on Linux.