[Rcpp-devel] Ancient Rcpp for OS X on CRAN [Was: Building/linking trouble with cxxfunction()]

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Tue Feb 22 18:32:49 CET 2011

On 22 February 2011 at 11:26, Ken.Williams at thomsonreuters.com wrote:
| On 2/22/11 11:13 AM, "Dirk Eddelbuettel" <edd at debian.org> wrote:
| >Just a quick note to say that ...
| >
| >On 22 February 2011 at 10:53, Ken.Williams at thomsonreuters.com wrote:
| >| got farther, so now I'm getting correct output from it.  BTW, I changed
| >| the prereq on Rcpp from 0.9.0 to 0.8.6 since that's the latest public
| >| release.
| >
| >... this ain't so. Are you running an old R version that looks into a
| >versioned subtree of CRAN?  Rcpp is at 0.9.1, its Archive/ has the
| >history up
| >from 0.6.0. See http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/Rcpp/index.html
| Oh!  Looks like the GUI package installer in R.app was set to just show
| the latest OS X binary on CRAN, which is 0.8.6. Is there some reason
| that's trailing the source release?

Crap, you're absolutely correct. Forgot about the OS X aspect, as well as my
mental note to bug Simon about the stone-old build, so doing that now.

Simon:  Are there are any reasons Rcpp is frozen on a version that is five
months old and five releases behind?  

Thanks as always for keeping that builder running.


Dirk Eddelbuettel | edd at debian.org | http://dirk.eddelbuettel.com

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