[R-pkg-devel] Packages from other maintainers with win-builder

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Wed Jul 22 03:07:27 CEST 2015

Sounds like a good proposal, but currently this is not implemented.

Uwe Ligges

On 22.07.2015 01:10, François Michonneau wrote:
> Hello all,
>    As I can only easily access computers with Linux, I am very grateful
> for the existence of win-builder to test my packages with Windows.
>    Today I encountered an issue with win-builder that took me a while
> to figure out. My package was failing unit tests on win-builder but I
> couldn't reproduce the problem with my setup. It turned out that
> win-builder was using an unstable version of a package (with a bug) my
> package depended on that must have been uploaded by its maintainer
> recently.
>    I realize that it's the side effect of the very useful feature of
> being able to upload packages serially. However, I am wondering if it
> would be possible to implement a way to avoid this kind of situation
> and to have an option to ask win-builder to only use the CRAN version
> of the packages listed in DESCRIPTION?
>    Thanks,
>    -- François
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