[Bioc-devel] Bioconductor Git/GitHub Mirrors
Robert M. Flight
rflight79 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 17 15:06:42 CEST 2015
Why not write your own *readme.md* file for the package and put the link
there? There is nothing stopping the maintainer from having a README file
in the package. Although it does not show up on the Bioconductor page, it
shows up nicely on Github:
On Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 8:43 AM Michael Lawrence <lawrence.michael at gene.com>
> It would be cool if we could somehow get the equivalent of the
> bioconductor package page to show up as the "readme" on the github
> page. Or at least, if there could be a very obvious link from the
> mirror repository to the maintainer repository, without having to
> click through to the Bioconductor package page, which might confuse
> new users a bit.
> On Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 12:00 PM, Dan Tenenbaum <dtenenba at fredhutch.org>
> > Dear Bioconductors,
> > We're pleased to announce the availability of Bioconductor Git Mirrors.
> > These are read-only GitHub repositories (available under
> > for every Bioconductor software package. These repositories are
> synchronized with our
> > Subversion repository. Package maintainers (or anyone else) can fork
> these repositories
> > and do their development on the fork. Complete documentation of the
> mirrors is at
> > http://bioconductor.org/developers/how-to/git-mirror/
> > These mirrors supersede the Git-SVN bridge, which is now deprecated.
> > Creation of new bridges is disabled and maintainers who are using the
> > should migrate to the Git mirrors as soon as it's convenient, as the
> > will eventually go away. Instructions for migrating can be found at the
> above link.
> > Some features of the new Git Mirrors, and why we feel they are a better
> solution than the Git-SVN bridge:
> > - The mirrors contain complete commit history.
> > - The mirrors contain release branches for Bioconductor 3.0 and 3.1, and
> > new releases will be added as they happen. You will no longer need
> > separate repositories for release and devel.
> > - Setup is easy and you no longer have to grant any permissions on your
> > repository to other users. You can commit directly to Subversion
> > using git-svn (https://git-scm.com/docs/git-svn).
> > - Each git commit appears in the SVN log as a distinct SVN commit;
> > are no longer grouped together as they were with the bridge. Each git
> > commit can be mapped to a specific svn commit, and vice versa.
> > - The Git mirrors are much more reliable.
> > - Use is flexible. You can use git locally (without GitHub) or you
> > can use GitHub as well, to take advantage of all its social coding
> > - Using GitHub's code search, you can search the entire Bioconductor
> > Here's a sample search: https://goo.gl/jI92Ys
> > - Subversion is fully supported and remains the cannonical repository;
> > of Git and GitHub is optional.
> > We are excited about these new mirrors (brought to you by the hard
> > work of Jim Hester) and we hope you are too. Questions and comments are
> > welcome on the bioc-devel mailing list.
> > Dan
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