[R-SIG-Mac] GTK+ support (or rather lack thereof)

Simon Urbanek @|mon@urb@nek @end|ng |rom R-project@org
Sat Apr 4 22:38:55 CEST 2020

Thanks for the confirmation, Brian. I wasn't aware that Gtk+2 was abandoned for so long - then our 2.24.17 binaries are in fact quite reasonable and I'll go with that.

> On 4/04/2020, at 9:11 PM, Prof Brian Ripley <ripley using stats.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
> On 04/04/2020 05:15, Tom Elliott wrote:
>> Simon,
>>> Hence this is a call to the R community to see if anyone actually cares.
>> I (and Chris Wild and quite a few of our mac users) care and would greatly appreciate working GTK+ CRAN packages!
>> I don't have any knowledge re source etc, but just to remind you that the current RGtk2 package on CRAN for 3.3 doesn't work (or at least wasn't when I last tried):
>> library(RGtk2)
>> gtkHScaleNewWithRange(0, 5, 1)  # segfault
> Did you really mean '3.3'?  If so, R versions that old are long unsupported.
> FWIW, your example worked for me with 4.0.0 alpha and RGtk2 built from source against Simon's (old) build of GTK+ 2.24.17.  Have you tried that?   RGtk2 and some of the packages using it pass their checks but some (e.g. gWidgets2RGtk2 and a few of those using it including MixSIAR, Ricetl, fit4NM, plfMA) segfault.  And this has been the case for several years.
> -- 
> Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley using stats.ox.ac.uk
> Emeritus Professor of Applied Statistics, University of Oxford
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