[R-pkg-devel] CRAN pretest: Overall checktime 14 min > 10 min

Chris Njuguna chri@@njugun@ @ending from gm@il@com
Mon May 21 17:41:29 CEST 2018

Thank you for this! It makes a lot of sense. I will adopt this version
naming and testing scheme.

I do have some internet-based tests including a small download. These could
be adding some variability so will move them out of the regular tests.

Christopher Njuguna
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On Mon, May 21, 2018 at 3:06 PM, Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd at debian.org> wrote:

> I can't speak to the recent increase on Windows. It may be load; it may be
> related to R 3.5.0 --- but I'd even whittle things down from 5+ minutes.
> At
> one point in the past we were told to aim for 1 minute, give or take.
> So e.g. Rcpp has been using a scheme for _many_ years where I take a cue
> from
> the DESCRIPTION file. The rule I like (for my packages) is that versions
> like
> are "development" so I do a full test.  Whereas versions like
>   1.2.4
> are "release" -- so when I only see three components, I set a variable. And
> the unit tests file can then use that variable to skip tests.  This gives
> me
> fine-grained control: lighter-weight tests can still run in both cases.
> Hence
> shorter test time for release uploads at CRAN; yet I still get full tests
> at
> win-builder when I send a development version.
> Dirk
> --
> http://dirk.eddelbuettel.com | @eddelbuettel | edd at debian.org

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