Re: [Rd] "bug report" field in DESCRIPTION file?

From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch_at_stats.uwo.ca>
Date: Sat, 28 Nov 2009 13:23:39 -0500

On 26/11/2009 12:38 PM, Barry Rowlingson wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 26, 2009 at 1:39 PM, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch@stats.uwo.ca> wrote:
>

>> This sounds like a good idea, though I would add a "package" parameter to
>> the bug.report() function, rather than creating a new function.

>
> I'm sure when I did help.search("bug") and help.search("report") this
> morning I didn't see this function! Otherwise I would have suggested
> that. bug.report(package="bazbrain"). Oh dear, no maintainer.
>
>> Does the logic below sound right for bug.report() with the package
>> specified?
>>
>> If there's a BugReports field, bug.report() calls browseURL() on that page.
>>
>> If not, it does more or less what it does now, but
>> - it defaults "address" to the package maintainer. - it adds a line in the
>> intro to the message pointing to the URL field if there was one.

>
> Martin Maechler's reservation about not being able to fill in the R
> details for bug reports on trackers isn't too much of a problem, since
> the bug tracker form could have fields for R version, session info
> etc, or at least a big warning saying "Please include the following
> info" (inside a <blink> tag).
>
> So how about if bug.report(package="foo") has a BugReports: field,
> you print out 'The following information may be useful to your bug
> report' and dump the relevant things ready for cut n paste into a bug
> tracker, then browseURL().

I've just committed this to R-devel. Thanks for the suggestion, and thanks in advance for any improvements.

Duncan Murdoch



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