[Bioc-devel] Build/check report news

Kasper Daniel Hansen khansen at stat.Berkeley.EDU
Wed Apr 26 05:57:16 CEST 2006

A few comments:

In my opinion one of the greatest assets of the BioC build/check  
routine is the ability to get your code tested on various platforms,  
and that is most important for non-R code (typically C but it may  
include other languages).

I would like to see
   * Other automatic build platforms like Solaris, Windows and MacOS  
X. Perhaps a 32bit Linux as well? (I am sure that this will be the  
case in due time, just wanted to mention it :)
   * More details on the build platform especially compiler versions.  
Eg. I have no idea about the difference between SuSE 9.2 and 10.0
   * A build timestamp.
   * The ability to see the contents of the 00INSTALL file which  
contains compiler warnings/errors. I would like to see this _even if  
the package build successfully_ as there can be some differences in  
the warnings the different compilers/platforms yields. This is  
something that the old pages lacked as well. At first I looked at the  
aCGH package and did indeed see appropriate g++ output, but then I  
check the affxparser package and saw none. A bit strange... - indeed  
I do not even see the building of help pages? (hmm this difference  
also exists on the BioC 1.8 page - why?)
   * perhaps it should be considered to use the -Wall flag for gcc  
and/or -pendantic?
   * If the building process takes too much time, perhaps one only  
needs to check code in /src on the various platforms - eg. skip the  
generation of help pages?

Otherwise it looks good. Thanks for the work.


On Apr 23, 2006, at 4:57 PM, hpages at fhcrc.org wrote:

> Hi everybody,
> We have a new build/check report for BioC 1.9 here:
>   http://bioconductor.org/checkResults/1.9/
> Note that these results are for the Bioconductor packages located
> in the current trunk. A new line on the report page indicates this:
> - SVN URL: https://hedgehog.fhcrc.org/bioconductor/trunk/madman
> Also note that for now these new builds:
>   - are only performed once a day
>   - are only performed on the 2 following platforms:
>       64-bit Linux (SUSE 9.2)
>       64-bit Linux (SUSE 10.0)
>   - use R-2.3.0 RC (this will change ASAP for R-2.4.0).
> Setting up the builds for BioC 1.9 was also a good opportunity
> to reorganize things a little bit in order to have simpler URLs:
>  - Build/check report for BioC 1.8 are now at:
>      http://bioconductor.org/checkResults/1.8/
>    instead of http://bioconductor.org/checkResults/1.8/html/ 
> report.html
>    (note that these builds are still performed twice a day)
>  - The page dispatching to the build/check reports for BioC 1.7, 1.8
>    and 1.9 is now at:
>      http://bioconductor.org/checkResults/
>    instead of
>      http://bioconductor.org/checkResults/checkResults.html
> Happy Greek Easter!
> H.
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