[R] Some questions about R-(D)COM
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Jul 3 16:36:56 CEST 2001
On Tue, 3 Jul 2001 virgil at matheron.estadi.uv.es wrote:
> > Um. rproxy.dll, the R side, *is* compiled under mingw. It's not clear to
> > me why one would want to compile the StatConnector under mingw, but Thomas
> > said he thought it may be possible. One issue is the quality of
> > mingw headers. As Thomas (and I) have VC++6.0, it has not been an issue.
> The idea is to develop free software using free tools, and I think VC++6.0
> isn't. And when I say free I mean software licensed under the GPL or
> another license like that...
Then please use `Open Source' or `Free Software' so it is clear that
you don't mean zero-cost.
The tools are the StatConnector server .exe and .dll, and those are GPL.
On the other hand, Windows is not free, so I think you need to use a
different operating system.
There are no Open Source versions of Visual Basic, either.
> Besides, I have read (in Colin Peter's web page) that the mingw can't use
> VC++ DLLs, but I have not tested this myself. IS it true?
Not true. It uses msvcrt.dll, for example. DLLs are DLLs, no
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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