[BioC] Rgraphviz on CRAN ??

Kurt Hornik Kurt.Hornik at wu-wien.ac.at
Sat Jul 5 19:29:34 CEST 2008

>>>>> Søren Højsgaard writes:

> If Rgraphviz can not be on CRAN for all standard platforms then I
> would say that dual hosting makes only little sense.

> But - it is a pitty that the Windows binary does not pass the checks
> (on windows) because if Rgraphviz was on CRAN then things would be
> easier (in terms of building packages which depend on that package).

We've heard this before, but then Robert and I keep wondering: why does
having something on CRAN make things easier?  It does not really matter
which repository a package comes from afaic ...

> Cheers
> Søren

> ________________________________

> Fra: Kurt Hornik [mailto:Kurt.Hornik at wu-wien.ac.at]
> Sendt: lø 05-07-2008 19:03
> Til: Robert Gentleman
> Cc: Søren Højsgaard; bioconductor at stat.math.ethz.ch; Kurt Hornik
> Emne: Re: [BioC] Rgraphviz on CRAN ??

>>>>> Robert Gentleman writes:

>> Hi,

>> It is there for me, perhaps the mirror you are using is not up to
>> date?  http://cran.fhcrc.org/web/packages/Rgraphviz/index.html

>> I have cc'd Kurt, as I believe he has a mechanism to pull it across.
>> Uwe seems not to be building windows binaries, and the path is
>> somewhat tortuous, but perhaps Kurt can be convinced to take ours.

>> And even so, there is no real difference between the CRAN and the
>> Bioconductor repositories, so I don't know why you would want not to
>> rely on it (unless you really don't want to use it - then you should
>> not use it), or even why you want it dual hosted.

> Seems Soren is looking for a Windows binary, which indeed is not there
> (see http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/Rgraphviz/index.html), with
> explanation:

> Package
>   Rgraphviz
> is also hosted on BioC and does not pass the checks on CRAN.
> Please see its BioC version.

> To simplify matters, should we stop dual hosting?

> Best
> -k

>> Robert

>> Søren Højsgaard wrote:
>>> Dear list,
>>> About 3-4 months ago, Rgraphviz appeared on CRAN but it is not there any longer. Does anyone know if it will appear on CRAN again within a forseable future (or is it safer to modify packages so that they do not require Rgraphviz)?
>>> Regards
>>> Søren
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