[Phylobase-devl] CRAN release
bolker at ufl.edu
Tue Oct 27 15:40:18 CET 2009
sounds good to me.
Thanks to Jim, Peter, and François for doing all the heavy lifting
during this phase ...
Jim Regetz wrote:
> Releasing sounds like a great idea to me! I absolute agree about having
> more eyes to uncover issues and such. Also, expanding the pool of folks
> who use and build on phylobase should be a positive force for setting
> development priorities.
> FYI, earlier today we discovered a problem with src/*.c files not being
> compiled during the Windows build process. I believe it was caused by an
> overly aggressive Makefile.win (created specifically for the ncl code),
> and have my fingers crossed that the switch to a Makevars.win will do
> the trick. It now builds properly for me on an XP VM with the Windows
> toolset, and I'll check to see how it fares during the next R-forge
> build/check cycle.
> Peter Cowan wrote:
>> I suggest we do a beta release of phylobase to CRAN. We seem to have
>> tackled most of the architectural issues and bugs that we wanted to.
>> This and a lack of time has caused development to be notably slower
>> over the last month.
>> To the best of my knowledge all planned but unimplmented code, falls
>> into the category of enhancements that would not break code produced
>> w/ the current version.
>> I think there would be great value in getting the package out to a
>> wider audience (just this week I was asked how to do things in ape
>> that are trivial w/ phylobase). More eyes will make bugs and gaps in
>> the documentation more obvious. Furthermore, package developers will
>> shy away from phylobase until it is available to them on CRAN.
>> R-core has also just released 2.10.0 (which should make some mac
>> issues a bit better.)
>> Any objections?
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