[Bioc-devel] upcoming changes - maintainer integration with support site

Dan Tenenbaum dtenenba at fredhutch.org
Sat May 23 02:10:50 CEST 2015

Hi all,

There's now a script that makes sure that all package maintainers who are on the support site (https://support.bioconductor.org) have all the packages they maintain in their "watched tags" field, meaning they will get an email every time someone posts a question tagged with their (lowercase) package name.

This script will run regularly so that this step is automated. 

The next step is a script that will regularly nag those maintainers who do NOT have logins on the support site. Just wanted to warn you that this is coming up! You can avoid it by registering for the support site using the same email address that's in the Maintainer field of the package(s) you maintain.

Finally, BiocCheck will be modified to make sure the package's maintainer is on the support site and it will fail if this is not the case, so for new packages (which are required to pass BiocCheck) this will be a requirement.

Thanks for your contributions to Bioconductor and for contributing your expertise by answering questions on the support site!

Let us know if you have questions.

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