[Rd] cross-platform portable code in CRAN Repository Policy

Marc Schwartz marc_schwartz at me.com
Fri Jan 27 22:39:51 CET 2017

> On Jan 27, 2017, at 3:28 PM, Da Zheng <zhengda1936 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm trying to submit my package to CRAN. When I read the policy, it says:
> Package authors should make all reasonable efforts to provide
> cross-platform portable code. Packages will not normally be accepted
> that do not run on at least two of the major R platforms.
> What major R platforms does this policy refer to?
> Currently, my package runs in Ubuntu. If it works on both Ubuntu and
> Redhat, does it count as two platforms?
> Thanks,
> Da


A couple of comments:

1. For future reference, this query would have been better sent to R-Package-Devel, which is focused on this topic:


2. "Major platforms" would typically refer to Linux, Windows and macOS. So Ubuntu and RH would be within Linux as a single platform.


Marc Schwartz

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