[Bioc-devel] Propagating package update to the Bioc devel repository (was: hexbin 1.2-0 : very wide scales on plot)

Seth Falcon sfalcon at fhcrc.org
Wed Apr 6 17:06:36 CEST 2005

A question recently asked was:

  I've updated my bioc package, when will the changes be propagated to
  the bioc devel repository?

And the answer is:

When a bioc package has been updated and

- The version number has been bumped in the DESCRIPTION file
- The package passes R CMD check without errors [*]

then the updated package will propagate to the Bioc devel repository.

The propagation can take a couple of days.  At present, we push devel
package builds three times a week.  The Windows build lags behind the
Linux build, that is, Windows packges are built from the current
published repository, not svn.  So an updated package will appear
first as a source package and then, assuming the Windows build is
successful, will appear two days later as a Windows binary package as

[*] You can check the results we see on our build machine here:
This will tell you, among other things, what version of R we are using
for testing (currently R-devel).


+ seth

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