[Phylobase-devl] Fwd: new release, virtual hackathon?

Brian O'Meara omeara.brian at gmail.com
Sat Dec 4 19:04:56 CET 2010

Sorry, Ben. Yes, it did go through. Putting out a new release sounds like a
good idea. I can't commit to doing a mini-hack in Dec., though (but, as my
contribution would probably be breaking NCL integration, this may be a good


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On Sat, Dec 4, 2010 at 12:58 PM, Ben Bolker <bbolker at gmail.com> wrote:

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>  Did this go through?
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> Subject: new release, virtual hackathon?
> Date: Wed, 01 Dec 2010 14:48:54 -0500
> From: Ben Bolker <bbolker at gmail.com>
> To: phylobase-devl at lists.r-forge.r-project.org
>  Hello out there ...
>   Two quick questions which may spawn longer answers:
>  1. we are being encouraged to push a new release of phylobase to CRAN
> to take account of changes in the recommended build process for the Rcpp
> package, on which we now depend heavily ... François, Dirk, Romain
> François, and I (mostly François) have done a bit of work lately to (1)
> upgrade NCL and (2) fix some problems when NCL caught errors in Nexus
> files.
>   a. If you have any QUICK updates/improvements that you've been
> thinking about, that you would guess you can do with a high probability
> of not breaking anything, it might be a good idea to squeeze them in
> within the next few days if possible.
>   b. Can you think of any reason not to put out a new minor release?
> 2. I would like to propose a virtual-mini-hackathon, like the one we did
> a few years ago, to patch bugs, clean out crufty old feature requests
> (some of which we have actually achieved!), and generally renew
> enthusiasm.  Is my enthusiasm shared?  I'm imagining a one-day period
> sometime in the second half of December.  If I get a generally positive
> response I will initiate a Doodle poll for scheduling ...
>   cheers
>    Ben
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