[rkward-devel] R2HTML orphaned on CRAN

Milan Bouchet-Valat nalimilan at club.fr
Sun Aug 24 14:56:13 UTC 2014

Le dimanche 24 août 2014 à 16:29 +0200, meik michalke a écrit :
> Am Sonntag, 24. August 2014, 12:35:16 schrieb Milan Bouchet-Valat:
> > Breaking the API because of a silly WARNING does not seem like the best
> > option to me.
> i totally agree. but when it comes to keeping something on CRAN, even a silly 
> WARNING can shut the door. i really admire the quality management they keep up 
> there, but the zero tolerance for even the slightest deviation is sometimes a 
> bit too harsh, for my taste. i had to withdraw roxyPackage from CRAN because 
> of such a stupid problem.[*]
Fully agreed. That's also why I prefer solution a) - solution c) is far
too risky. ;-)

> viele grüße :: m.eik
> [*] roxyPackage calls tools:::news2Rd() to create NEWS.Rd files -- which is 
> exactly what the manual on news() tells administrators to do. i however was 
> told not to use unexported ::: functions. but to my knowledge there is no 
> other way to do this job. so i asked them to solve this by exporting that 
> particular function in the tools package instead; i mean, if they *want* you 
> to use it, why not export it already? but they did not like the idea, and i 
> was not willing to lose the functionality i was able to implement by using the 
> NEWS.Rd file (especially the RSS feed). apart from that, i find it infuriating 
> that packages are being blocked if the ship a copy of the GPL in their 
> sources.
...and that we were asked to update our BSD-licensed packages to include
a LICENSE file just to mention the copyright holders, which is redundant
with the Copyright field in DESCRIPTION. ;-)


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