[Bioc-devel] [BioC] Specify supported platforms for a package?

Martin Morgan mtmorgan at fhcrc.org
Sat Jan 29 19:07:23 CET 2011

On 01/29/2011 09:44 AM, Steffen Neumann wrote:
> Hi Zhang,
> On Sat, 2011-01-29 at 11:18 -0500, Sean Davis wrote:
>>> When developing a bioconductor package, how would one specify which
>>> platforms are supported, or unsupported? For example, linux and windows are
>>> supported, Mac is not supported.
> The Rdisop package had that problem a while ago,
> you specify that in a .BBSoptions file, see
> https://hedgehog.fhcrc.org/bioconductor/branches/RELEASE_2_6/madman/Rpacks/Rdisop/
> where you find:
> 	cat Rdisop/.BBSoptions
> 	UnsupportedPlatforms: win64, mac

Bioconductor packages should only in exceptional situations be
platform-specific. As such setting .BBSoptions should be considered
something that is done (or at least initially set up) by FHCRC
personnel, rather than package developers.


> Yours,
> Steffen

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