[Bioc-devel] DT CRAN vs github versions

Gabe Becker becker.gabe at gene.com
Fri Mar 11 01:41:11 CET 2016


I'd argue quite strongly against this from a systems perspective. Your
package wouldn't be installable via biocLite. That function can see github
repos, but only when told to and not as dependencies AFAIK. A package
passing but being uninstsllable would be a Very Bad Thing (tm) IMHO.

You do have my sympathies though, I'm blocked by a gh only patch in
BatchJobs and have been for months.

On Mar 10, 2016 4:22 PM, "Laurent Gatto" <lg390 at cam.ac.uk> wrote:

> Dear all,
> There have been some substantial changes in Rstudio's DT package
> recently [1], in particular with respect to selecting rows in a
> table. One problem is that these updates currently only live on github
> (version 0.1.45) while CRAN is stuck at version 0.1 since September
> 2015. This has been reported in an issue [2] in October 2015, but it is
> not clear when these updates will be pushed to CRAN.
> One of my packages [3] currently fails because of this unmet
> dependency. I believe that others (well, at least one Bioc developer) is
> also waiting for an update. I was wondering if upgrading to the github
> version on the Bioconductor build servers would be considered - while I
> haven't done any systematic tests, I have not experienced any backwards
> incompatibilities.
> Best wishes,
> Laurent
> [1] https://github.com/rstudio/DT
> [2] https://github.com/rstudio/DT/issues/191
> [3] http://bioconductor.org/checkResults/devel/bioc-LATEST/pRolocGUI/
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