[Rd] Windows Rzlib.dll gzopen and friends

Martin Morgan mtmorgan at fhcrc.org
Tue May 17 20:41:42 CEST 2011

R developers,

If the absence of a more complete zlib is a permanent change, then is 
the best strategy to build and distribute a package that wraps a 
functional zlib? This seems like it will create problems with symbol 
resolution at the least. Including a zlib in each package that uses it 
also seems like a poor choice. What other strategies are recommended?


On 05/06/2011 09:58 AM, Martin Morgan wrote:
> This change has significant consequences for Windows packages using R's
> zlib, including packages providing core Bioconductor functionality. Are
> the changes in r55624 meant to be long-term?
> Martin
> On 04/29/2011 03:13 PM, Martin Morgan wrote:
>> Several Bioconductor packages were expecting Windows Rzlib.dll to
>> provide gzopen / gzread / gzseek / gzgets / gzrewind / gzclose. Are
>> these gone for good, viz., r55624 ?
>> Martin

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