Re: [Rd] optional package dependency

From: Dirk Eddelbuettel <>
Date: Sat, 16 Jan 2010 22:47:39 -0600

On 16 January 2010 at 10:53, Ross Boylan wrote:

| On Sat, 2010-01-16 at 07:49 -0800, Seth Falcon wrote:

| > Package authors
| > should be responsible enough to test their codes with and without
| > optional features.
| It seems unlikely most package authors will have access to a full range | of platform types.

For Windows, I use the more and more. A really useful tool. Kudos to Uwe and Olaf for running this.

For OS X, a '' would be very helpful. Just this eve I discussed OS X build issues ... without having any access to machine with OS X.

For Linux, the admission to CRAN is a good test. And I dare say the cran2deb autobuilder Charles and I are running also puts a decent test on things -- even more so that the usual CRAN test as we run builds in so-called pbuilder chroot so that eg missing dependencies really pop up.

So: 2 up, 1 to go. Any volunteers for scripting OS X towards a builder service?


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