[R-pkg-devel] CRAN and CMake

Gábor Csárdi csardi.gabor at gmail.com
Wed Jun 10 00:39:47 CEST 2015

On Tue, Jun 9, 2015 at 6:23 PM, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan at gmail.com> wrote:
> The DESCRIPTION file says this:
> OS_type: unix
> SystemRequirements: clang (recommended)
> One of the CRAN policies is "Package authors should make all reasonable
> efforts to provide cross-platform portable code."  cmake describes
> itself as a cross-platform solution and offers Windows binaries, so does
> it really make sense to limit it to Unix?

That's not needed. I am fairly sure that cmake works on all platforms
R works on, and more. So we can fix that.

> Also of concern are the export restrictions on this page:
> http://www.cmake.org/download/
> I suspect CRAN isn't going to want to be involved with those.

It does not apply to cmake. This is just a generic disclaimer on their
web page. cmake is included in virtually all Linux distributions and
it is distributed from the US.


> Duncan Murdoch

More information about the R-package-devel mailing list