[Bioc-devel] Bug tracker for Bioconductor?

Martin Morgan mtmorgan at fhcrc.org
Sat May 24 13:21:12 CEST 2014

On 05/23/2014 01:10 PM, Yihui Xie wrote:
> The CRAN page for a package also includes the BugReports field
> (besides the URL field), and I believe that is certainly a better link
> for bug reporting purposes.

This plays well with ?bug.report in base R, e.g., 
bug.report(package="Rsamtools"), which opens a web page if there is a BugReports 
field or generates an email template addressed by default to the Maintainer: 


> Regards,
> Yihui
> --
> Yihui Xie <xieyihui at gmail.com>
> Web: http://yihui.name
> On Fri, May 23, 2014 at 2:58 PM, Dan Tenenbaum <dtenenba at fhcrc.org> wrote:
>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Michael Lawrence" <lawrence.michael at gene.com>
>>> To: "Kasper Daniel Hansen" <kasperdanielhansen at gmail.com>
>>> Cc: "Michael Lawrence" <lawrence.michael at gene.com>, bioc-devel at r-project.org
>>> Sent: Friday, May 23, 2014 12:48:55 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [Bioc-devel] Bug tracker for Bioconductor?
>>> To support the decentralized model, it would be nice to have a
>>> standard way
>>> of directing users to the right bug tracker. Perhaps this could be
>>> specified as a URL in the DESCRIPTION and the Bioc package page could
>>> link
>>> to it.
>> Already done; see for example the ACME package landing page:
>> http://www.bioconductor.org/packages/release/bioc/html/ACME.html
>> The URL is a clickable link. This could be the link to the github issue tracker. Note that you can have multiple URLs in the URL field, I believe comma separated. See also
>> http://www.bioconductor.org/developers/how-to/git-svn/#advertise
>> Dan
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