[Bioc-devel] Updating CausalR package after igraph fix

Glyn Bradley glyn.x.bradley at gsk.com
Tue Jan 5 15:23:26 CET 2016

Hi All,

Our package CausalR depends on igraph and so broke when igraph was updated last year.
We have now fixed CausalR to work with the latest igraph, but we're not sure how we need to go about updating it on Bioconductor, - can we just submit our fixed package as an update, or do we need to do a new submission?

We may have one small new function in the new package, which simply processes the results of CausalR to produce .sif text files to load into Cytoscape.
It's only a few lines of code.

It probably goes without saying, but we're keen to try to make this updating process as pain free and quick as possible - the initial submission/ acceptance of the package last year became quite time consuming, and even if we did have the motivation for a similar process again, I'm not sure we could justify spending the resource.

There is still a landing page in the 3.2 release for CausalR, even though that version doesn't work with the latest igraph.
We weren't sure if that was still supposed to be there or not.

Any guidance would be much appreciated.

Many thanks,


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