Re: We need a global decision about R data in binary format, and stick to it.
Ian Jackson <ijackson <at> chiark.greenend.org.uk> writes:
> Jeremy Stanley writes ("Re: We need a global decision about R data in
binary format, and stick to it."):
> > interpreted strongly. For example I have a program which relies on a
> > fairly large set of correlative data requiring hours of expensive
> > computation to generate. In the source package I include the
> > original data on which the resulting tables are based and provide a
> > means to regenerate it on the fly at package build time, but disable
> > it by default so that it doesn't chew up build resources
> That makes sense, and is IMO a good reason for not doing the complete
> from-scratch build each time.
I believe that even these should be built from source “each time”… once.
Then put them into an arch:all subpackage, no load on the buildds.
The package maintainer can then choose to do local test builds using
the pregenerated binaries, but for the upload to the archive, they
should/must recompile that data.