[Bioc-devel] R version in Bioc packages (was Re: [BioC] Package \'jmosaics\' not found)

James W. MacDonald jmacdon at uw.edu
Tue May 21 17:47:35 CEST 2013

Not that I can recall. But I do agree that it is at minimum redundant 
and probably just wrong to have R-version requirements for BioC packages.

And seriously? 500 packages? I find that surprising.



On 5/21/2013 11:38 AM, Martin Morgan wrote:
> Pulling this over to Bioc-devel. It's tempting to strip this from the 
> DESCRIPTION files of the ~500 packages that include it. It's not 
> useful in the context of the Bioconductor release schedule, and makes 
> a forward promise that cannot be guaranteed.
> Is this something that has come up before?
> Martin
> On 05/21/2013 08:28 AM, James W. MacDonald wrote:
>> It does say R >= 2.15.2 in the Depends, which is misleading.

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