[Bioc-devel] Package end-of-life policy

Martin Morgan mtmorgan at fredhutch.org
Fri May 15 23:18:55 CEST 2015

Developers --

We are implementing an 'end-of-life' policy for Bioconductor packages, with the 
current version at


We hope the policy helps to maintain a high-quality repository of actively 
maintained packages. Keeping a package alive is not too onerous; the package 
needs to build across platforms (with limited exceptions) and the maintainer 
needs to be responsive to maintenance and support queries.

Inasmuch as possible package end-of-life will involve a 'Deprecation' phase 
lasting a release cycle, so that developers and users have a chance to make 
changes to their own packages and work flows.

Feedback is of course always welcome.


Martin Morgan
Computational Biology / Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
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PO Box 19024 Seattle, WA 98109

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Phone: (206) 667-2793

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