[Bioc-devel] developer profiles on bioconductor.org

Dan Tenenbaum dtenenba at fredhutch.org
Tue Mar 17 01:41:07 CET 2015

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Levi Waldron" <levi.waldron at hunter.cuny.edu>
> To: bioc-devel at r-project.org
> Sent: Monday, March 16, 2015 11:30:54 AM
> Subject: [Bioc-devel] developer profiles on bioconductor.org
> Since our Seattle team is always looking for extra work (!), I was
> thinking
> it would be nice to integrate developer profiles on
> support.bioconductor.org
> to the packages they maintain. E.g. links to their packages, stats
> for
> those packages, feeds for recent updates to those packages and
> aggregated
> build reports.  Package web pages could also link back to the
> profiles of
> their developer.  Extra incentive to develop and maintain, and keep
> those
> build reports error-free?

Sounds like a good idea. In order to do this, we first have to set up some kind of mechanism for ensuring that maintainers sign up for the support site (with the same email they have in their Maintainer field) or signing them up automatically. 
I'd also like to automatically subscribe them to the tags corresponding to the packages they've written, so that they'll get email when someone posts a question tagged with their package name. And also BiocCheck should probably check that all this is set up properly.

With the release coming up we may not get to this for a while. But I'm creating https://github.com/Bioconductor/support.bioconductor.org/issues/24 so we don't lose track of it.


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