Re: [Rd] Compilation failure on Solaris: any advice?

From: Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd_at_debian.org>
Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2012 09:34:48 -0600

On 6 December 2012 at 16:12, Martin Maechler wrote:
| >>>>> elijah wright <elw@stderr.org>
| >>>>> on Wed, 5 Dec 2012 14:23:51 -0600 writes:
|
| > Is that a build with "good old" Studio or a build with a recent GCC?
| > I don't have any direct comments that would be helpful to you - but let me
| > know if you need a place to do some test builds and try to figure it out.
| > I can certainly help you with that.
|
| > [Are more Solaris-esque build slaves needed? Someone give a shout if so...
| > we can sponsor some infrastructure there.]
|
| `` shout! ''

:)

| as long we (R community at large "in principle", de facto,
| AFAIK, Prof Brian Ripley)
| can have a Solaris testbed for CRAN which is reflected in the
| CRAN package check, it would be really great if someone provided
| a "Solaris-builder" server similar to the
| win-builder.r-project.org one that Uwe (and his Depaertment/
| University) provides.

In a world with finite resources in terms of coding time and attention span, should we not provide such resources first for OS X and Linux? But maybe we need some empirics first so that we can rank-order compilers by relevance.

I for one get more error emails from Intel icc users (say, two a year) than from Solaris users (probably about one or two, over all these years; and yes I excluded the CRAN maintainers here).

That said, we do have a concrete offer for help from Elijah which should a) be commended ("nice job!") and used but b) we should maybe try to think about what other resources would help.

Dirk

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Dirk Eddelbuettel | edd@debian.org | http://dirk.eddelbuettel.com

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