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

Uwe Ligges ligge@ @ending from @t@ti@tik@tu-dortmund@de
Mon May 21 17:46:36 CEST 2018

In addition to what Dirk said, I just added this experimental test for 
CRAN incoming checks few days ago and it should not reject but lead to 
manual inspection, this will be fixed on CRAN side shortly.

Nevertheless: The idea is that we have timeouts for checking a package 
and we want to be alerted of future timeout problems in advance when a 
package is submitted.

Uwe Ligges

On 21.05.2018 14:06, Dirk Eddelbuettel 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

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