[R-pkg-devel] golang based package for R msgpack and websocket work (RMQ)

Jason E. Aten j.e.aten at gmail.com
Mon Oct 26 17:46:42 CET 2015

On Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 6:59 AM, Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd at debian.org> wrote:

>  Did you know that Google has worked on Go/R integration?  Christoph Best
> talked
> about it at useR! 2015. No code release yet, and it depends on RPC and new
> ProtoBuf.

Cool. Thanks for mentioning that. I'll send him a note.

> Let's the view of package author's of their own package an invariant :)
> Most
> are pretty impressed.

HA! :-)

> You "just" make that
>   a) a SystemRequirements: entry and possibly add a line to say which
>      Debian/Ubuntu and/or Fedora/Yum packages need to be installed
>   b) possibly test for it in configure

I'll try to dig into the autotools docs and figure out how to add a
configure test. It's really just running "go version" and checking that the
"go" executalbe exists and the output of "go version" is 1.5.1 or later.

I added a human readable note to the SystemRequirements in the
DESCRIPTION.  It's "apt-get install golang" on ubuntu, and "yum install
golang" on fedora. Should the SystemRequirements field be in some kind of
machine parseable/CRAN build-testable syntax?


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