[Rd] Update on rtools4 and ucrt support
v|tekj @end|ng |rom |c|oud@com
Mon Aug 23 14:15:53 CEST 2021
I mostly lurk on this list, but I was struck by your combative tone.
To pick on two random bits:
> … a 6gb tarball with manually built things on his personal machine…
> … a black-box system that is so opaque and complex that only one person
> knows how it works, and would make it much more difficult for
> students, universities, and other organisations to build R packages
> and libraries on Windows…
Tomas’ tool chain isn't a blackbox, it has copious documentation (see )
and builds on any machine thanks to the provided docker container.
This is not to criticise your work which has its unique strengths, but to
state the obvious: these strengths are best discussed without passion
based on factually accurate descriptions.
Jan Vitek, Professor
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