Re: [Rd] CRAN package with dependencies on Bioconductor

From: Kornelius Rohmeyer <kornelius.rohmeyer_at_small-projects.de>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2011 01:21:34 +0200

2011/6/11 Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan_at_gmail.com>: [...]
> I don't understand. It sounds as though you're saying these two
> contradictory things:
>
> - your package works with any version of graph
> - CRAN builds a version of graph that is incompatible with your package.

No, the first statement is correct but not the second:

I personally found it unfortunate, that due to different policies of CRAN and Bioconductor for R 2.12 there are (up to my knowledge) no more any binary packages of gMCP and graph available for R 2.12 that are compatible. (In this case the problem can be solved manually by installing the graph package binary from Bioconductor for R 2.13 that works also for R 2.12.)

> I am not involved with setting CRAN policy, but their current policy (build
> the most recent version of a package that declares itself compatible with
> the relevant version of R) seems reasonable.

Personally I find it more reasonable to apply the Bioconductor policy to Bioconductor packages that are installed on CRAN for building packages that depend on those. But you and Uwe seem to disagree. Since this is (IMHO) a matter of taste and where one assigns priorities and these seem to differ, there is not much to discuss…

Thanks for the clear advise and also thanks to all CRAN maintainers for the great services nevertheless!

Best regards, Kornelius.



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