[Rd] Rtools and R 4.0.0?

Prof Brian Ripley r|p|ey @end|ng |rom @t@t@@ox@@c@uk
Mon Apr 6 09:15:20 CEST 2020

On 02/04/2020 05:35, Kevin Ushey wrote:
> Hello,
> Has a decision been made yet as to whether R 4.0.0 on Windows is going
> to be built using the new gcc8 toolchain (described at
> https://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/testing/rtools40.html)?

Short answer: 'no'.

>>From the sidelines, I can see that the toolchain is being used to
> build and test packages on CRAN; if there are any remaining issues
> that I can help to try and run down (either in R or any CRAN packages)
> I'd be happy to try and help.

It is still under consideration, but resource constraints are biting 
hard as people's lives get more complicated.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley using stats.ox.ac.uk
Emeritus Professor of Applied Statistics, University of Oxford

More information about the R-devel mailing list