There are published ways to download and install these builds for Linux but that doesn’t work for me.
My main development machine is a Macbook Pro, and, well, we’re different.
After far too many iterations of “google for ‘rstudio daily mac’ then
download the DMG then mount it then copy the application to
I put on my “Let’s write a script for that!” hat and … wrote a script.
To use this script, download it to your own machine, make it executable, and run it. Use it every day!
# Mark executable after downloading. $ chmod +x install-rstudio-daily.sh # Every day! $ ./install-rstudio-daily.sh Discovering daily build from: http://www.rstudio.org/download/latest/daily/desktop/mac/RStudio-latest.dmg Downloading daily build from: http://s3.amazonaws.com/rstudio-dailybuilds/RStudio-0.99.585.dmg % Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed 100 57.5M 100 57.5M 0 0 5558k 0 0:00:10 0:00:10 --:--:-- 6493k Installed RStudio-0.99.585 to /Applications
Update 2016-10-12 The script now supports both OSX/macOS and Ubuntu Linux.