[R-pkg-devel] CRAN and CMake

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Wed Jun 10 09:21:12 CEST 2015

>>>>> Gábor Csárdi <csardi.gabor at gmail.com>
>>>>>     on Tue, 9 Jun 2015 18:39:47 -0400 writes:

    > 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.

very good.

    >> 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.

That's good to know, thank you Gábor.
It may still be wise to ensure correct LICENCE file information
as part of that upcoming package.


    > Gabor

    >> Duncan Murdoch

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