[Bioc-devel] R 2.2.0 patched for BioC 1.7 (Windows)?

Robert Gentleman rgentlem at fhcrc.org
Tue Oct 11 20:41:08 CEST 2005

Hi Anand,
   It would help to provide specific URLs for things you are trying to 
get others to look at.
   Do you have any examples where the patched version outperforms the 
non-patched version or works more simply than the non-patched version? I 
have found that it is best to make recommendations based on hard facts 
for typical usage, rather than hoped for gains based on documentation, 
but others may have different experiences. Since I have limited access 
to Windows platforms, I am happy to hear more from those of you who do, 
but it would help to see some real examples before we suggest that 
people use something that says:
   This is not an official release of R.

  Best wishes,

Anand C.Patel wrote:
> Dear Bioconductor Developers:
> In looking at the plans for 1.7, and in considering issues that have cropped
> up here and there over time regarding the dismal memory management in Windows,
> I was wondering if it might not be beneficial to recommend those of us stuck
> with windows use the patched version of R 2.2.0 rather than the "stable" --
> the current patch changes are below, and reflect largely really helpful
> adjustments in stack size and address space.  Seems like it would help with
> platform parity and decrease the number of technical problems folks would have
> with memory.
> Just a thought.
> Anand C. Patel
> Washington University St. Louis
> acpatel at usa.net
> R 2.2.0 patched
> ===============
> Using the latest binutils allows us to distribute RGui.exe and Rterm.exe
> as large-address-aware (see the rw-FAQ Q2.9).
> The maximum C stack size for RGui.exe and Rterm.exe has been increased
> to 10Mb (from 2Mb); this is comparable with the default on Linux systems
> and may allow some larger programs to run without crashes.
> Overwrite mode in the console works for MBCS charsets. (Patch
> contributed by Haruki Koyanagi <koyanagi at com-one.com>.)
> R CMD REMOVE in 2.2.0 removed the package(s) but failed to remake the
> indices.
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