[Bioc-devel] release schedule

Martin Morgan mtmorgan at fhcrc.org
Mon Nov 7 22:05:53 CET 2011

Hi Bioc Developers --

Our plan is to continue a 6-month release cycle, tying Bioc to point 
releases in R if possible. As a developer, it's very valuable to have a 
'playground' to introduce improvements and new features without 
excessive worry about alienating users. The release also helps to 
coordinate functionality across packages, and provides us with a firm 
deadline to get our software house in order. And of course new packages 
need to be made broadly available in a timely fashion.

 From http://developer.r-project.org/ the next R release is planned for 
Spring, 2012, so the conversations are still somewhat hypothetical.


On 11/07/2011 07:04 AM, Kasper Daniel Hansen wrote:
 > Now 2.9 is done, what are the plans for the release schedule in light
 > of R switching to 1 year intervals?  Do we keep 6 months or ?  And
 > feel free to ignore this question if there is a lot of internal
 > negotiation going on, I am just curious.
 > Kasper
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On 11/07/2011 11:01 AM, Antti Honkela wrote:
> On Nov 7, 2011, at 17:46 , Steffen Neumann wrote:
>> On the other hand, development in BioC is pretty fast, and a
>> year-old package might be "ancient".
> Another big concern here is introduction of new packages: a possible
> full year delay before getting into a release is too long.
> This could of course be solved with point releases or simply by
> otherwise allowing introduction of new packages in the middle of a
> release cycle.
> Antti

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