[Rd] wine and build difference between R.2.4.0 and R 2.4.1 windows binaries?

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Jan 12 15:51:48 CET 2007

On Fri, 12 Jan 2007, Hin-Tak Leung wrote:

> I'd like to know one thing though - was there any specific reason for
> the mingw upgrade after 2.4.0, or was it just a routine
> latest-is-greatest upgrade?

There are specific requirements: from the CHANGES file


mingw-runtime >= 3.10 is required to build R (a bug fix in the handling
of MBCS code is required).  This is enforced by a check in building


mingw-runtime >= 3.11 is needed to build R.

[There are multiple reasons, but one is that isblank is missing in earlier 

I am almost certain that I have build R 2.4.1 with mingw-runtime 3.10.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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