Re: [Rd] bundle deprecation

From: Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2009 10:30:09 -0400

Perhaps you could have a package called BACCO with no contents rather but lists the components of the bundle as dependencies. Then package.install("BACCO") would still install all the components.

On Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 9:36 AM, Robin Hankin<rksh1_at_cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> Hi
>
> I read that bundles are to be deprecated in 2.10.
>
> The BACCO bundle contains three packages
> (emulator, calibrator, approximator) which I
> am happy to unbundle.
>
> But the 'BACCO' moniker has some considerable
> cachet for me in terms of recognizability (eg
> with grant-giving bodies), as it has become an umbrella
> term for a whole bunch of related statistical
> functionality of which the three packages are examples.
>
> I make heavy use of the word "BACCO" in my publications.
>
> If bundles were to be supported indefinitely, I
> would add further packages to the BACCO
> bundle from time to time and their relationship
> with the other packages would be clear.
>
> What is the best way to preserve the 'BACCO'
> name in a non-bundled world?
>
> Perhaps adding a 'FormerBundle' line in the DESCRIPTION file?
>
>
> best wishes
>
> Robin
>
>
>
>
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