[Bioc-devel] Package additional maintainers
Stephanie M. Gogarten
sdmorris at uw.edu
Tue Oct 31 21:57:16 CET 2017
Is this a new policy? Will packages that currently have multiple
maintainers be required to remove all but one?
All three of the packages I maintain have multiple maintainers listed.
In two cases, I added a second maintainer to the packages before I went
on parental leave, to ensure that someone would be able to respond to
issues in a timely manner. In the third case, I took over primary
maintenance of a package from its original author, but he would still
like to able to submit changes to Bioconductor. In all these cases, I
think the ability to have multiple maintainers has improved the
reliability of the packages, rather than the reverse.
On 10/31/17 4:16 AM, Wolfgang Huber wrote:
> In this matter, Bioconductor follows the CRAN policy:
> "The package’s DESCRIPTION file must show both the name and email
> address of a single designated maintainer (a person, not a mailing list)."
> I understand that the intention for this is to have a single point of
> contact for package-related queries from others. This person can then,
> of course, delegate the work as they see fit.
> Kind regards
> 31.10.17 10:45, Fatemehsadat Seyednasrollah scripsit:
>> I wanted to ask how can I add additional maintainers who can update
>> git and consequently the package. I think there should be instructions
>> but I could nt find.
>> Best regards,
>> Bioc-devel at r-project.org mailing list
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