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

Henrik Bengtsson henrik.bengtsson at gmail.com
Fri Jan 27 23:40:33 CET 2017

Second this.  As the CRAN Policies suggests, there's also the very
handy winbuilder service (https://win-builder.r-project.org/) you can
use to check your package on Windows.  This service has been a
valuable workhorse for years.

We should also mention the continuous integration (CI) services
provided for free by Travis (Linux and macOS) and AppVeyor (Windows)
in combination with GitHub (or GitLab, ...).  By adding simple
.travis.yml and appveyor.yml to your Git repos (e.g.
https://github.com/HenrikBengtsson/globals), they run R CMD check
--as-cran and covr::package_coverage() etc for you more or less on the
fly, e.g.

* https://travis-ci.org/HenrikBengtsson/globals
* https://ci.appveyor.com/project/HenrikBengtsson/globals


PS. Thanks to everyone who made all of the above possible.

On Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 2:17 PM, Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd at debian.org> wrote:
> On 27 January 2017 at 21:54, Gábor Csárdi wrote:
> | On Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 9:28 PM, Da Zheng <zhengda1936 at gmail.com> wrote:
> | > What major R platforms does this policy refer to?
> | >
> |
> | Linux, macOS, Windows.
> |
> |
> | > Currently, my package runs in Ubuntu. If it works on both Ubuntu and
> | > Redhat, does it count as two platforms?
> | >
> |
> | I think that Linux is just one. Is it hard to make it work on macOS?
> |
> | I am not saying that if it is Linux-only then it definitely cannot make it
> | to CRAN.
> | A CRAN maintainer will decide that.
> Gabor is *way* too modest here to not mention the *fabulous* tool he has
> written (with the [financial] support of the R Consortium):  R Hub.
> These days I just do    'rhub::check_for_cran()'   and four tests launch
> covering the three required OSs as well as the required r-devel and r-release
> versions.  Results tickle in within minutes by mail; the windows one (which
> is slowest) is also display.  You need a one-time token handshake.
> I strongly recommend the service.
> Dirk
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