[Rd] Problem building (binary) packages for Windows

Duncan Murdoch murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Tue May 19 01:48:48 CEST 2009

On 16/05/2009 10:19 AM, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> On Sat, 16 May 2009, Martin Maechler wrote:
>>>>>>> "UweL" == Uwe Ligges <ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de>
>>>>>>>     on Fri, 15 May 2009 20:48:03 +0200 writes:
>> [.............]
>>    >> Thank you for clarifying this and once again apologies for stirring you
>>    >> up with something that had been fixed in the mean-time already.
>>    UweL> For R-devel, it is in the svn logs. Since it may change again, NEWS is
>>    UweL> not always edited while things are tested.
>> well, and if a new feature is introduced, it gets a NEWS entry
>> (hopefully), but if the new feature contains bugs, these will be
>> fixed of course with*OUT* another NEWS entry.
>> Indeed, the NEWS apply to (eventually) released versions of R,
>> so fixing transient bugs is *never* documented in NEWS.
>> ... leading us back to what Brian already said:
>>  >>  'Under development' needs to be taken seriously.
> This was a Windows-only issue, so the final version was reported in 
> the May 1 entry in src/gnuwin32/CHANGES, not NEWS:
>      o   Rcmd INSTALL --build in 2.9.0 did not make _bundles_ in the
>          format install.packages() expected.
> [When I looked that was missing from the RSS feed for R-devel, so 
> perhaps another message is to look at the NEWS/CHANGES files 
> directly.]

I think it arrived on May 2; in any case, it's there now:


Duncan Murdoch

> As far as I can see from the svn logs, the first attempt at a fix was 
> on April 25 and that was changed to the more successful current 
> solution on April 27 (well over two weeks ago, _pace_ claims earlier 
> in the thread).

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