[Bioc-devel] Update policy on experiment data and annotation packages
mcarlson at fhcrc.org
Thu Oct 17 04:44:20 CEST 2013
This is a complicated issue for us and we have to choose our next move
carefully since we don't have unlimited resources. Especially not with
respect to time. But I wanted to let you know that we appreciate your
comment and that we are still thinking about it.
On 10/10/2013 03:05 AM, Julian Gehring wrote:
> What is the consensus on updating data in experiment data and
> annotation packages?
> The bioc website  does not state any differences between the two
> package types in terms of updating their content. From the bioc core,
> I have the information that (a) experimental data packages should
> represent 'frozen' data and not get updated over release cycles, while
> (b) annotation packages should get updated with every release cycle.
> Should we add this information to the website?
> I'm curious what this means for experimental data that accumulates
> over time, i.e. data from big consortia, as represented by e.g.
> 'curatedOvarianData', 'SomaticCancerAlterations', and others. Should
> one create create a new package with each release cycle (indicating
> the data version in the package name, as the 'SNPlocs*' packages) to
> ensure reproducibility? Or update an annotation package with each
> release, and try to ensure backwards compatibility within the package
> Best wishes
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