[Bioc-devel] How to check package changes?

Marcus Davy mdavy at hortresearch.co.nz
Tue Apr 3 23:00:55 CEST 2007

I am putting this on the development list as I think it is most appropriate
for discussion here.

This is a general question: Is there any way to quickly find out how a
package has evolved though version development? -Some sort of change log
additional to the versioning information available. For example, as the R
software evolves we can see changes in the base packages at

The motivation for this is to quickly see what changes have occurred between
stable and development package releases.

Trolling through some R/bioC base and contributed packages installed on my
system I cannot see anything obvious. I guess this depends on the package
author, for example in the limma package an output from a written log file
is available using changeLog().

Maybe subversion is the best way of getting this sort of information from
packages although less people are familiar with svn.



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