[Phylobase-devl] Aug. virtual hackathon
t.jombart at imperial.ac.uk
Sun Aug 2 19:31:00 CEST 2009
Congratulations Brian for your new position!
I'll be off and far from a computer from 4th to 25th August, so I could help to hack our way onto CRAN starting from the 26th. I'm very pleased to think we're getting close to a first release on CRAN. I think a stable release is essential to allow the existence of other packages which would depend on phylobase for data representation/handling, which was one of the original aim of the package. Actually, I have a young adephylo package, which will ultimately (and hopefully soon) replace all phylogenetic functions in ade4, and uses phylo4/phylo4d classes, that desperately waits for a stable phylobase to become a grown-up package.
Thanks for making things move forward again.
From: phylobase-devl-bounces at lists.r-forge.r-project.org [phylobase-devl-bounces at lists.r-forge.r-project.org] On Behalf Of Brian O'Meara [omeara.brian at gmail.com]
Sent: 02 August 2009 02:46
To: Ben Bolker
Cc: Phylobase Devs
Subject: Re: [Phylobase-devl] Aug. virtual hackathon
I'm starting a new job this week (prof at U Tenn Knoxville) and so
won't be able to devote much time to a hackathon this month. I do
think a hackathon to get it on CRAN is a good idea, for what that's
On Aug 1, 2009, at 3:52 PM, Ben Bolker wrote:
> I'm at ESA this week.
> Classes start Aug 24 here.
> I'm game pretty much any day 10-21 Aug, although Thursday afternoons
> are not so great.
> Also, be aware that François has been working on a branch (hopefully
> not a fork) -- he decided that it would be better to just bite the
> bullet and maintain persistent internal node IDs (I think that's a
> representation). We should hear what he has to say about it, and
> whether to merge his branch and start from there.
> Thanks for pushing the ball forward ...
> Peter Cowan wrote:
>> phylobase devs,
>> Last December, we had a very successful virtual hackathon. However,
>> development has stalled since then. Would folks be interested/
>> to participate in a hackathon in the next month, focused on preparing
>> the package for a release to CRAN? The school year is looming so I
>> suspect for many the sooner the better, though ESA is this week,
>> will keep at least Steve occupied.
>> * If you are able, what are the best days for you?
>> * What needs to be done before we can submit the package to CRAN?
>> long do you expect they will take?
>> Personally I'm free anytime. I need to finish up some changes I've
>> started with the plotting functions, I suspect it will take me a day
>> or two wrap them up.
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> Ben Bolker
> Associate professor, Biology Dep't, Univ. of Florida
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