[Rcpp-devel] Gentle nudge for testing of the Rcpp 0.10.4 release candidate

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Sat Jun 22 19:01:07 CEST 2013

The current SVN snapshot is ready for a release. We have accumulated quite a
few little bug fixes and extensions --- many of which were due to suggestions
or bug reports from readers on the list.  So a big thank you!

As before, I ran a script executing 'R CMD check' over all CRAN packages
declaring a dependency on Rcpp and got this:

  edd at max:~/svn/rcpp/testlogs$ r Rcpp-Summary-20130622.R
  Good        92 
  Bad         31 
    MissDep   28 
    Fixabled  3 
    Borked    1 
  Total       124
  Error Pct   0.01041667 
  edd at max:~/svn/rcpp/testlogs$ 

In words, 92 packages passed 'R CMD check' without fail.  31 failed.  Of
these 31, a good 28 failed as my local machine does not have all their
Depends:, and three failed with fixable errors (as proving an X11 display, or
in one case fixing src/Makevars.  One package needed to be killed after six
hours of cross-validation; it possibly hang.

Apart from that, not a single package had a problem.  Rcpp 0.10.4 should be a
drop-in replacement for 0.10.3 or whatever is being deployed, without any
glitches but a number of fixed.  These tests were run on Linux, but we also
passed WinBuilder as usual. So I am leaning towards releasing this 'soon'

Whoever wants to do some testing before the release, now would be a really
great time to do it :)

I apologize for the short notice, but I have both some travels coming up and
a few other balls up in the air that require attention (yes, a day job is a
drag too...)

Cheers, Dirk

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

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