[Bioc-devel] Updating package NEWS files for Bioconductor 3.0 release announcement

Kasper Daniel Hansen kasperdanielhansen at gmail.com
Wed Oct 8 19:34:16 CEST 2014

May I suggest that people use the new'ish NEWS.Rd format where the file is
placed in
and the content is written using Rd format.


On Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 1:30 PM, Dan Tenenbaum <dtenenba at fhcrc.org> wrote:

> Package developers --
> Each Bioconductor release is accompanied by release notes that mention
> new packages and other significant project developments. For the
> forthcoming release we will include release notes for
> individual packages, so that users have an easy way to survey changes
> in their favorite packages.
> To have your package release notes made available in the Bioconductor
> release notes, please arrange for your package to include a NEWS.Rd or
> NEWS file that can be parsed by the utils::news function (please make sure
> this function runs without error on your package, or your package NEWS will
> not be included in the release announcement). We'll run
> this command over all packages, using a 'query' argument that captures
> all updates more recent than the start of the current release cycle.
> For instance, Rsamtools in the devel branch is at version "1.17.34", so
> we'll get news with
> > utils::news(Version >= "1.17.0", "Rsamtools")
> See ?news for more detail. We will collate these files no later than
> Sunday,
> October 12 at 5PM Seattle time.
> Thanks,
> Dan
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