[Bioc-devel] knowing what is changed/new in release patches
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Wed Nov 7 00:54:25 CET 2012
On Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 12:59 PM, Laurent Gatto <laurent.gatto at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 6 November 2012 20:50, Cook, Malcolm <MEC at stowers.org> wrote:
>> Yes, right, the NEWS file.
>> In practice I find that the NEWS files are often not updated between patch releases in the 'release' version.
>> Spot checking a list of packages that I just updated, I find some that don't have info on patch level changes, some that have a news file but whose must current entry is for an old release, and one that DOes have patch level NEWS (yeah!), and one whose NEWS is old.
>> For example:
>> no patch level release entry in NEWS
>> patch level entry in NEWS
>> newest NEWS is old
>> I guess what I want is svn log available from web/RSS.
This just shows updates to trunk. I've added an RSS feed that shows
commits to the release branch:
A link to this can also be found here:
> And for new packages
> Hope this helps,
>> Any hopes out there?
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Kasper Daniel Hansen [mailto:kasperdanielhansen at gmail.com]
>>> Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2012 2:32 PM
>>> To: Cook, Malcolm
>>> Cc: Bioconductor Newsgroup (bioconductor at stat.math.ethz.ch); bioc-devel at r-project.org
>>> Subject: Re: [Bioc-devel] knowing what is changed/new in release patches
>>> A package may choose to provide a NEWS file which you should be able
>>> to access using
>>> news(package = "IRanges")
>>> (you can also ask for news added after a given version number, the
>>> query above lists the entire file). It is optional to include and it
>>> is optional how detailed it is, but this is intended to be a readable
>>> summary of changes.
>>> For this reason, I very strongly suggests that all packages include
>>> such a file. Unfortunately, it is easy to forget to update.
>>> Aside from this, svn log is your only friend.
>>> On Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 3:05 PM, Cook, Malcolm <MEC at stowers.org> wrote:
>>> > Is there a generic way to learn what is changed or new in a "released" package since its release?
>>> > For instance, IRanges was released as 1.16.0 but is now at 1.16.4.
>>> > I'd like to know what was changed in this released version.
>>> > I do already know that I can monitor changes to devel with either
>>> > http://www.bioconductor.org/developers/svnlog/ or its RSS feed.
>>> > And I do.
>>> > And this is very useful.
>>> > However, I don't know how to do this to the release version (i.e. to learn what changes to devel were deemed sufficiently
>>> important to merit a patch release to devel), other than check out the svn and use diff, which I don't want to have to do (at least for
>>> > Am I missing something?
>>> > Any pointers?
>>> > Thanks!
>>> > Malcolm Cook
>>> > Computational Biology - Stowers Institute for Medical Research
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