[Bioc-devel] BioC 2.3 Release Schedule

Patrick Aboyoun paboyoun at fhcrc.org
Tue Sep 23 22:57:56 CEST 2008

The Bioconductor development wiki now contains an updated release 
schedule for the BioC 2.3 release:


BioC 2.3 is projected to be released on 22 October. From a package 
maintainer standpoint the two biggest dates are
8 October (package build and check without error) and 15 October 
(package build and check with no or limited pre-approved warnings). 
Please check the BioC 2.3: Multiple platform build/check report


frequently to ensure your package is meeting these requirements.

There has been a flurry of development activities over the past few 
weeks that have reduced the number of package build and check warnings 
and errors. (Thanks for all your efforts!) For those of you who haven't 
had a chance to bring your packages into the green, please do so at your 
earliest convenience. There are a relatively large number of warnings 
related to missing documentation that are easy to correct and now would 
be a good point to briefly shift your focus from software development to 
documentation writing.

The Bioconductor development community has been very productive over the 
past half-year. BioC 2.3 has seen the introduction of 25 packages to its 
manifest since the BioC 2.2 release (ArrayTools, CGHbase, CGHregions, 
CMA, DFP, domainsignatures, dualKS, edgeR, HELP, IRanges, ITALICS, 
iterativeBMA, iterativeBMAsurv, logitT, LPEadj, MEDME, microRNA, minet, 
miRNApath, multiscan, PLPE, RpsiXML, ShortRead, SIM, spkTools) and more 
packages will be added before the 1 October deadline. We will easily 
pass the 27 package increase from BioC 2.1 -> BioC 2.2 releases and 
could come close to the record 32 package increase from BioC 1.3 -> BioC 
1.4. Congratulations on all your hard work and let's make this the 
cleanest Bioconductor release ever.


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