[R-SIG-Mac] Building packages 4 Windows with macbook pro
simon.urbanek at r-project.org
Fri May 11 16:24:28 CEST 2007
FWIW: you can cross-compile Windows packages on a Mac fairly easily.
All you need is current MinGW, everything else is already in the
Xcode tools. The only drawback is that you won't get CHM help by
default - if you want it, you have to use hhc which is a Windows
program, but you can run it in Wine thus you don't need Windows at all.
On May 11, 2007, at 9:57 AM, Jean Thioulouse wrote:
> At 15:42 -0400 9/05/07, Sebastien Durand wrote:
>> Hello to all,
>> I am a package developper and I would like to
>> know what is the best way to build package
>> binaries for both Windows and Mac installation of
>> R, using a macbook pro?
>> The command I am presently using to create and build my packages
>> binaries is :
>> "R CMD BUILD ~/foo" -> This produce foo.tar.gz
>> which cannot be used in a windows installation of R.
> I use the "R CMD build --binary" command under Windows in Parallels
> Desktop for Mac. It works quite well on my macbook with 2Gb RAM.
> See http://www.parallels.com/
> You might want to check VirtualBox too : http://www.virtualbox.org/
> which is now free (GNU licence).
> Of course, you must have the complete R development tools setup under
> the guest Windows OS, which is even trickier than on MacOS (as opposed
> to Linux).
> I also have a Linux Debian installed in Parallels Desktop and R CMD
> build --binary works well too.
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