[Bioc-devel] Wishlist: on demand R CMD check
seandavi at gmail.com
Tue Jun 2 11:48:14 CEST 2015
On Tue, Jun 2, 2015 at 5:32 AM, Vincent Carey <stvjc at channing.harvard.edu>
> I agree that this would be nice; not sure how feasible. Could a specific
> approach with containers provide a solution?
Unfortunately, containers are linux microkernels, so Windows and MacOS are
> On Mon, Jun 1, 2015 at 11:09 PM, Kasper Daniel Hansen <
> kasperdanielhansen at gmail.com> wrote:
> > For a substantial number of issues with R CMD check, it is easy to
> > reproduce the errors/warnings/notes on my own system; simply update all
> > packages and run the test.
> > For a small number of errors I have sometimes (over the years) had
> > reproducing them, perhaps because they are platform specific or because
> > other issues.
> > In those cases, especially for packages which I work on infrequently, the
> > current submission / check introduces a long delay and - more
> importantly -
> > substantial mental overhead for me. This is because I submit a fix and
> > then I usually have to wait 36-48h to see the result of R CMD check.
> > It would be great if we could get access to running R CMD check on all
> > three platforms by demand, with a results page which is semi-private (to
> > not confuse the package with a fix with the official devel version). I
> > realize this could be misused or introduce a large computational overhead
> > on the project. Perhaps only make this available for packages accepted
> > into the project. But it would be nice. For example, I have been
> > a bug in minfi for like 10 days now, and the fact that I need to wait 48h
> > to get the result of a fix, really makes this painful.
> > Best,
> > Kasper
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