[R-pkg-devel] CRAN submission which requires third party software?
cdetermanjr at gmail.com
Wed Aug 12 18:45:47 CEST 2015
I was primarily concerned with the requirement of the SDK. Strictly
speaking, the SDK isn't actually need it to compile the package (assuming
the CRAN servers have the OpenCL library). I would just need to have
nearly all the tests skipped on CRAN and the package would essentially be
worthless to someone installing it without the SDK.
Another concern is that the package requires a C++11 compiler. This isn't
an issue on Linux systems but I don't know how to accomplish a build on
Windows as the Rtools compiler is still using 4.6 (as I am sure you know).
On Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 12:13 PM, Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd at debian.org> wrote:
> On 11 August 2015 at 11:49, Charles Determan wrote:
> | I am beginning to reach the completion of a new package I would like to
> | submit to CRAN. However, there are a few aspects of it that I would like
> | some guidance prior to submitting.
> | 1. It requires some third party software (i.e. an OpenCL SDK) to be
> | installed before it will compile (it contains c++ code). As such, I
> | believe it would build successfully when submitted to CRAN. I can verify
> | it builds and tests successfully on Travis CI but not sure how CRAN would
> | approach this.
> So you are saying it needs _new tools to build_ it? That may be tough.
> | 2. It requires a support package which is another header only package
> | mirrors the structure of BH.
> I see no difficulty with this part.
> | I know this has been accomplished by some other packages like gputools (
> | https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/gputools/index.html) which
> | the CUDA toolkit to be installed. I also don't know how to approach the
> | companion package submission (i.e. that others could use just like the BH
> | package).
> | Anyone have any recommendations on how I should prepare for submitting
> | package.
> | Thank you,
> | Charles
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