[Bioc-devel] web browser support missing in the build system? new package, IGV
paul.thurmond.shannon at gmail.com
Wed Apr 4 20:29:11 CEST 2018
Perhaps my newly submitted package times out because no web browser is available on the build systems?
The build times out on linux and OS X at the “creating vignettes” stage. But since the package is a wrapper around igv.js running in the browser, no vignette, examples or unit tests are possible without a web browser to talk to.
Is this the right diagnosis? If so, is there a remedy? If not, I welcome suggestions of where to look.
P.S. With the next devel build, BrowserViz - the underlying package providing message transport between R and the browser via websockets - should be available on Windows also. So -if- browser support is missing on the build machines, and -if- it is reasonable to add it, then maybe we can reduce the maintenance burden by restricting vignette/examples/tests to one architecture.
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