Re: [Rd] wine and build difference between R.2.4.0 and R 2.4.1 windows binaries?

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Fri 12 Jan 2007 - 14:51:48 GMT

On Fri, 12 Jan 2007, Hin-Tak Leung wrote:

> I'd like to know one thing though - was there any specific reason for
> the mingw upgrade after 2.4.0, or was it just a routine
> latest-is-greatest upgrade?

There are specific requirements: from the CHANGES file


mingw-runtime >= 3.10 is required to build R (a bug fix in the handling of MBCS code is required). This is enforced by a check in building Rpwd.exe.


mingw-runtime >= 3.11 is needed to build R.

[There are multiple reasons, but one is that isblank is missing in earlier versions.]

I am almost certain that I have build R 2.4.1 with mingw-runtime 3.10.

Brian D. Ripley,        
Professor of Applied Statistics,
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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