Pre-compiled software

The current version of the packaged installer for the tools to build R and packages with compiled code is at http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/Rtools/.

The components of the software to build R itself, and additional software to build packages.

The GDAL executables.

texinfo version 5.x

for use with R 3.0.2 patched and later. Download and unzip texinfo5.zip in a empty directory: its README file contains instructions for use. Currently GNU texinfo 5.2 with sources at texinfo-5.2.tar.xz

Additional tools

Directory goodies also contains some tools. These are 32-bit executables, so will run on any version of Windows.

file-5.03.zip is a build of the file found on Unix-alikes. It will be used by R CMD check, and is contained in Rtools212.exe and later.

xzutils.zip is a build of the xz utils 4.999.9 which provides command-line tools to manipulate files compressed with xz as well as some versions of lzma compression.

gettext-tools.zip are the GNU gettext tools used for working with message translations. You will want these to use tools::update_package_po.