[Rd] R-Forge?

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Fri Apr 6 21:44:34 CEST 2007

hadley wickham wrote:
> On 4/6/07, Simon Urbanek <simon.urbanek at r-project.org> wrote:
>> On Apr 6, 2007, at 12:22 PM, hadley wickham wrote:
>>> On 4/6/07, Stefan Theussl <theussl at ai.wu-wien.ac.at> wrote:
>>>> hadley wickham wrote:
>>>>>>> I have recently found RForge.net (http://www.rforge.net/) by Simon
>>>>>>> Urbanek and found out today that the site is accepting
>>>>>>> subscriptions.
>>>>>>> Great! However, browsing a bit on the site I found a link to
>>>>>>> another
>>>>>>> forge: R-Forge (http://r-forge.r-project.org/).
>>>>>>> Is/will the last one be the "offcial" forge for R packages,
>>>>>>> given that
>>>>>>> it has domain r-project.org?
>>>>>> Yes, we're currently still testing the functionality and
>>>>>> improving the
>>>>>> documentation, but an article for R News that announces the
>>>>>> functionality
>>>>>> is under preparation. There is already a user's manual available
>>>>>> on the
>>>>>> main page which explains how you can register and set up your
>>>>>> project
>>>>>> etc.
>>>>>> Just as Simon's site this already offers an SVN and nightly
>>>>>> builds in a
>>>>>> CRAN-style repository, and additionally there is the whole
>>>>>> GForge system
>>>>>> with other features such as project forums, mailing lists etc.
>>>>> Is it possible to use r-forge just for the nightly builds?   (ie.
>>>>> with
>>>>> svn hosted elsewhere)  That would be really handy.
>>>>> Hadley
>>>> We have never thought about it, but this would be technically
>>>> difficult.
>>>> But you may migrate your svn (or the part which contains the
>>>> package) to
>>>> R-Forge and have the advantage of daily build and checked packages
>>>> with
>>>> the possibility to install it directly from R-Forge:
>>>> |install.packages("/packagename/",repos="http://r-forge.r-
>>>> project.org")|
>>> I guess I'm not really comfortable moving my code to an external
>>> repository completely out of my control.  It would be really
>>> convenient to be able to upload a source package, and have it built,
>>> with out R CMD check being enforced.
>> I see the whole point of using external repository (like either
>> rforge) in having fully-backed SVN repository on server-grade
>> hardware. If you already have a SVN repository, why won't you use a
>> post-commit script on the same machine to do the build and check?
> The svn server is the easy bit - you can get that at any number of
> hosts.  Cross-platform R builds are much trickier, and is the unique
> thing that the r-forge sites offer.  If I could have some one else
> deal with the package building for linux, mac and windows for test
> packages I would be a very happy man.

At least for Windows it is there:

Uwe Ligges

> Hadley
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