[Phylobase-devl] CRAN release
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Tue Oct 27 21:07:59 CET 2009
On Oct 27, 2009, at 8:25 AM, François Michonneau wrote:
> I agree, I think we can do a beta release. I had started to go
> the documentation some time ago, but it might be worthwhile to read
> it again to make sure that there isn't anything left that is totally
> of date.
I agree that the docs are in need of attention. I fear that if we
wait for them to meet our standards it will delay the package greatly,
especially given everyones time constraints.
How about a code freeze, with Friday as the release date. That gives
us the rest of the week to burnish the docs and test for show-stopping
bugs. In the meantime, I'll try to come up with a NEWS file.
> -- François
> On Tue, 2009-10-27 at 10:40 -0400, Ben Bolker wrote:
>> 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
>>> more eyes to uncover issues and such. Also, expanding the pool of
>>> who use and build on phylobase should be a positive force for
>>> development priorities.
>>> FYI, earlier today we discovered a problem with src/*.c files not
>>> compiled during the Windows build process. I believe it was caused
>>> by an
>>> overly aggressive Makefile.win (created specifically for the ncl
>>> and have my fingers crossed that the switch to a Makevars.win will
>>> the trick. It now builds properly for me on an XP VM with the
>>> 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
>>>> tackled most of the architectural issues and bugs that we wanted
>>>> 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,
>>>> into the category of enhancements that would not break code
>>>> 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
>>>> 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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