[Bioc-devel] R-devel for Windows: Rtools3.5 vs Rtools4.0

Martin Morgan mtmorg@n@b|oc @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Mon Apr 20 11:43:49 CEST 2020

The Bioconductor 3.11 builds transitioned in the last week to using the new tool chain, following CRAN's lead.

As a sanity check (ours!) what makes you say

>     It appears that the Bioconductor developmental repository is using rtools35


Martin Morgan

On 4/19/20, 10:41 PM, "Bioc-devel on behalf of Gordon K Smyth" <bioc-devel-bounces using r-project.org on behalf of smyth using wehi.edu.au> wrote:

    Dear Biocore team,
    How is Bioconductor handling the transition to the new R for Windows toolchain?
    The R-Devel build for Windows currently available from CRAN uses Jerome Oom's new gcc 8.3.0 toolchain from rtools40, whereas R-Devel builds for Windows downloaded from CRAN a couple of months ago used the older rtool35 toolchain.
    It appears that the Bioconductor developmental repository is using rtools35, which means that BiocManager::install is incompatible with the R-Devel build for Windows now on CRAN but works with R-Devel from a month or two ago.
    When Bioconductor 3.11 is released, will it be the rtools40 toolchain or rtools35?
    Professor Gordon K Smyth
    Joint Head, Bioinformatics Division
    Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
    The information in this email is confidential and intend...{{dropped:12}}
    Bioc-devel using r-project.org mailing list

More information about the Bioc-devel mailing list