[Bioc-devel] DT CRAN vs github versions

Laurent Gatto lg390 at cam.ac.uk
Fri Mar 11 01:59:55 CET 2016

On 11 March 2016 00:41, Gabe Becker wrote:

> Laurent,
> 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.

Yes, I do agree with you, of course. I just though I would bring the
situation up, and see if someone had a good suggestion.

I suspect similar ones will creep up more and more in the future.

Best wishes,


> Best,
> ~G
> 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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