[R-pkg-devel] Appropriate place to post about CRAN check environments etc.
csardi.gabor at gmail.com
Tue Jul 21 20:45:18 CEST 2015
On Tue, Jul 21, 2015 at 2:35 PM, Gavin Simpson <ucfagls at gmail.com> wrote:
> Perhaps I have missed some detail, but would Gabor Csardi's r-builder code
> not provide this (or something close to it) for Linux at least? See:
It does, although it only does Ubuntu 12.04 if you use Travis, because
that's what Travis has. IMHO this does not really matter for 95% of
the packages, and having R-devel in addition to R-release and R-oldrel
is more important.
> This builds on the R support for Travis CI, and allows for testing against
> R-release and R-devel (plus R-oldrelease IIRC)
It actually does not build on R support for Travis CI. Since it needs
its own R installations, it does not make much sense to use the
built-in R support.
> It's pretty trivial to set-up but you do need your code in a github repo
> (for the Travis deployment - I don't know anything about Semaphore, the
> other option r-builder allows for).
Yeah, it needs to be on GitHub.
> On 21 July 2015 at 09:04, MAURICIO ZAMBRANO BIGIARINI <
> mauricio.zambrano at ufrontera.cl> wrote:
>> On 21 July 2015 at 11:46, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > On 21/07/2015 9:01 AM, ProfJCNash wrote:
>> >> There has been some disagreement on where it is appropriate to post
>> >> questions about package checking procedures, including the building of
>> >> the environment e.g., R-devel under Linux Mint.
>> >> In looking at https://www.r-project.org/mail.html, it seems to me that
>> >> the procedures belong with r-package-devel, but there doesn't seem to be
>> >> a good home for the consequent need to build R-devel to do this. Have I
>> >> missed the appropriate list?
>> >> It seems to me that the volume of queries of this sort, and the success
>> >> of WinBuilder, suggest we could seriously use similar a Linbuilder and
>> >> MacBuilder (and possibly others). There's a lot of duplicated effort
>> >> being wasted on the R-devel side in particular.
>> >> Is there sufficient interest to
>> >> - make the effort to emulate Winbuilder for Linux and/or Mac
>> >> - coordinate the volunteer effort
>> >> - fund/support the necessary infrastructure (it could be worth a modest
>> >> contribution to save effort)?
>> >> For the record, I'm willing to participate. I've managed to set up Linux
>> >> Mint VirtualBox instances that run R current and R devel for testing,
>> >> though I find I must do more work than I'd like to maintain things,
>> >> likely as a result of my own limited skills.
>> > That sounds like the sort of project the R Consortium would support.
>> > They are just getting started, but soon they will have a committee set
>> > up to decide on projects, and presumably soon after that will have a
>> > process in place to solicit them.
>> > Duncan Murdoch
>> In my humble opinion, such a project could be of great utility to
>> several people that is starting to migrate to GNU/Linux, or to people
>> willing to test their packages with the latest development version of
>> R but without all the knowledge to properly set up the environment on
>> their local machines.
>> If I can contribute to a "LinBuilder" (e.g., testing), I would be
>> willing to do it.
>> Kind regards,
>> Mauricio Zambrano-Bigiarini, PhD
>> Dept. of Civil Engineering
>> Faculty of Engineering and Sciences
>> Universidad de La Frontera
>> PO Box 54-D, Temuco, Chile
>> mailto : mauricio.zambrano at ufrontera.cl
>> work-phone : +56 45 259 2812
>> "When the pupil is ready, the master arrives."
>> (Zen proverb)
>> Linux user #454569 -- Linux Mint user
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