[R-SIG-Mac] Re: [Rd] Re: Double-clicking Darwin-Aqua R-devel
Simon.Urbanek at math.uni-augsburg.de
Fri Jun 13 16:41:52 MEST 2003
On Friday, June 13, 2003, at 12:55 PM, G. Sawitzki wrote:
> Stefano, thank you for the Darwin-Aqua R-devel.
Yes, I think it's the first step in the right direction - we need a
native OS X GUI ;). Good job, Stefano.
> here are first observations:
> 1) the application must be named exactly as distributed. Usually I
> would ad a version number, but this leads to
That should be easy to fix since there is a call to the framework to
ask where the bundle root is.
> 2) libdl.0.dylib must be installed, eg. from fink. Else you get
> dyld: /Applications/RAqua.app/R.bin.app/Contents/MacOS/R.bin can't
> open library: /usr/lib/libdl.0.dylib (No such file or directory,
> errno = 2)
A more general question about this: the libdl is really very tiny since
all it does is it maps the usual "dfcn.h" API to Apple's API. Why not
to add this statically to the R code? I'm not sure that this really
needs to be external/dynamic code. Besides each version of the library
differs (prepending underscores etc.) - so shouldn't we simply supply
it with R in general (not just with the RAqua) like we do with pcre?
> 3) it seems two processes are lauched, and both show up in the dock:
> 17562 ?? S 0:00.01 /Applications/RAqua.app/Contents/MacOS/RAqua
> -psn_0_6291457 HOME=/Users/gs SHELL=/bin/tcsh ....
> 17563 ?? S 0:09.72
> /Applications/RAqua.app/R.bin.app/Contents/MacOS/R.bin --gui-aqua
> PWD=/ R_HOME=/Applications/RAqua.app/R.bin.app/Contents
> R_SESSION_TMPDIR=/tmp/Rtmp17563 ....
Obviously one is the GUI and the other the "regular" R (by using just
one integrated bundle this problem should disappear). Funny enough one
the the two Rs "jumps" in the dock up and down all the time until it's
tired ;). A rather technical question: How do the two processes
4) The GUI should set the option to make "quartz" the default device
(so far options(device="quartz") works quite well).
Department of computer oriented statistics and data analysis
University of Augsburg
Simon.Urbanek at Math.Uni-Augsburg.de
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