Re: [Rd] mingw-cross with R 2.4.x Re: wine and build difference between R.2.4.0 and R 2.4.1 windows binaries?

From: Hin-Tak Leung <hin-tak.leung_at_cimr.cam.ac.uk>
Date: Tue 16 Jan 2007 - 13:55:51 GMT

Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Jan 2007, Hin-Tak Leung wrote:
>

>> Hin-Tak Leung wrote:
>> <wine failed to load mingw 3.11 compiled R 2.4.1>
>>> The issue is filed as http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7181
>>
>> One of the main wine developers, Alexandre Julliard, closed the bug
>> with a patch. I'll patch my wine and see... pretty good going to resolve
>> a bug within a day...(if the patch works).

>
> I suspect R's median bug resolution time is about that. (For non-spam
> reported bugs it certainly is, as around 50% are not bugs in R.)

Possibly - but then, most bugs in most medium size software are shallow (wine's code base is 11MB bz'ed, while R is 15GB gz'ed, so they are probably comparable in size/complexity, other than wine is a bit harder having to imitate a "black-box operation") - the upper quantile or something further up might be a more interesting measure :-).

My patched wine rpm build has finished, and I can confirm that I can now launch 2.4.1 and 2.5dev with it.

Thanks.
Hin-Tak



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