[R-SIG-Mac] (old) rgl package crashes MacGUI using R 3.2.3 in El Cap, new compiled one does not.
murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Thu Dec 31 12:43:01 CET 2015
On 30/12/2015 9:40 PM, David Winsemius wrote:
> So I guess the question is ... why is the build process for the Mavericks/Yosemite/El Capitan machines still failing to produce a current (working) version of rgl?
I think it does probably does produce a working version, but it fails
the tests on that particular machine.
I believe the problem is that the CRAN test machine uses an unusual X
server. I've asked for details on a couple of occasions so I could
reproduce the error, but received no response. I don't know if the
server is buggy or rgl just fails to do some checks that are unnecessary
on other servers.
The latest error is occurring in rgl.pixels, and the underlying C++ code
there is a little sloppy with type conversions (e.g. it assumes GL_FLOAT
is float, which is not necessarily true), and is probably also sloppy
with run-time checks. I don't think the type sloppiness could be a
cause of the error (I think it would fail for all servers if so), and I
can't spot the run-time sloppiness.
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