[Bioc-devel] supported platforms
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Tue Oct 2 18:33:40 CEST 2012
Just to mention that I've seen some packages on CRAN and Bioconductor
in their DESCRIPTION file. This is recognized by 'R CMD check' (and
maybe by 'R CMD INSTALL', I didn't look at the official documentation
for this) which will then fail when someone tries to run it on a
Windows machine. Might be worth adding this to your package (in
addition to the things Dan mentioned). Thanks!
On 09/28/2012 12:59 PM, Dan Tenenbaum wrote:
> Hi Thomas,
> On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 12:22 PM, Thomas Sandmann
> <sandmann.thomas at gene.com> wrote:
>> Dear BioC developers,
>> I have just been notified that a dependency of my 'gCMAP' package, which
>> was accepted for release in Bioconductor, has changed and does not support
>> Windows any more.
> Which dependency is this?
>> Is there anything I need to add to my package (e.g. the DESCRIPTION file)
>> to indicate that it will only be available for Mac / Unix platforms ?
> You do not have to add anything to your package. You can mention in
> the documentation that the package is not supported on windows. The
> package home page on the bioconductor web site, which is automatically
> generated, will show that there is no binary for windows. And for
> windows users, biocLite("gCMAP") will tell them that there is no such
> You can optionally add a README file in the top level of your package
> explaining the situation. The package home page will contain a link to
> this file.
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