[Rd] Notes on building a gcc toolchain for Rtools (but not multilib)

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Mon Mar 9 18:40:02 CET 2015

On 09/03/2015 11:07 AM, Hsiu-Khuern Tang wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 9, 2015 at 3:50 AM, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 08/03/2015 10:02 PM, Hsiu-Khuern Tang wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> [This is a follow-up to the "New version of Rtools for Windows" thread
> >> in January, but I just subscribed and don't know how to reply to an
> >> old thread -- my apologies.]
> >
> > I am planning to put a new Rtools online today that uses a different
> > build of gcc 4.9.2.  I will be concentrating on getting it to work with
> > all the external libraries before the 3.2.0 release next month.  I'm not
> > planning to try to get it to work with R-patched, and I expect it won't:
> >  I needed to make a number of patches to R-devel for compatibility.
> I also worked off R-devel (I said wrongly that it was R-patched in my
> original post) and benefited from your compatibility changes.
> I look forward to the new Rtools and will test it by compiling some packages.

It's now on the main site at CRAN, and should propagate to the mirrors 
reasonably quickly.  I'm hoping that tomorrow's R-devel build will use 
it, but there may be some last minute problems.

Duncan Murdoch

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