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

Peter Cowan pdc at berkeley.edu
Sat Dec 4 22:03:16 CET 2010

I agree that a virtual hackathon would be a good thing at this point.  Unfortunately, a new job means that my schedule is constrained during typical business hours.  Most weekend would work, and I'm available in evenings (pacific time).


On Dec 4, 2010, at 9:58 AM, Ben Bolker wrote:

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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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