[Bioc-devel] Wishlist: on demand R CMD check
lawrence.michael at gene.com
Tue Jun 2 14:18:57 CEST 2015
Maybe the motion towards github and the work Gabor C has been doing on
Travis integration might help with this?
Note that a proper check should test all reverse dependencies of your
package, and that would get expensive for some of the more core
packages... so that might need to be deferred to the regular
repository-level build process.
On Tue, Jun 2, 2015 at 2:48 AM, Sean Davis <seandavi at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> basically out.
>> 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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