submitting binary windows packages

Ko-Kang Kevin Wang
Wed, 2 Oct 2002 06:22:24 +1200

----- Original Message -----
From: "Warnes, Gregory R" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, October 02, 2002 1:30 AM
Subject: submitting binary windows packages

> Hi All,
> The windows binary packages in
> are out of date for my
> packages, and perhaps for others as well.  I've now received several email
> messages commenting on this fact.
> Since I now have a Windows 2K machine with the proper build environment, I
> can create the windows binary packages myself.  What is the proper
> for getting a windows binary package placed there?
> This topic is not documented in the R Windows FAQ or anywhere else I can
> find.   Kurt has indicated that the windows area is mirrored from one of
> Brian's machines, but my query to Brian has not been answered yet.
> he is taking a well-deserved break).  Does someone else know the proper
> procedure?

It is right at the bottom of CRAN main page,

To "submit" to CRAN, simply upload to and
send email to Please indicate the copyright situation
(GPL, ...) in your submission. Note that we generally do not accept
submissions of precompiled binaries due to security reasons (we have no
means to check for viruses etc. for the big variety of platforms that R runs
on). All binary distribution listed above are compiled by selected
maintainers, who are in charge for all binaries of their platform,

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