[Bioc-devel] NEWS, inst/NEWS, NEWS.md

Henrik Bengtsson henrik.bengtsson at gmail.com
Sun Sep 10 02:39:18 CEST 2017

Note that NEWS.md (Markdown) is only partially supported, e.g. news()
does _not_ pick it up, cf.


On Sat, Sep 9, 2017 at 4:43 PM, Martin Morgan
<martin.morgan at roswellpark.org> wrote:
> On 09/09/2017 06:11 PM, Levi Waldron wrote:
>> What's the currently recommended location for package NEWS?  At
>> https://www.bioconductor.org/developers/package-submission/ it says
>> inst/NEWS, and I feel like I heard somewhere that NEWS.md was supported.
>> But in a scan of the first page of https://github.com/bioconductor, all
>> use
>> NEWS in the base package directory, and that is the only option I was able
>> to make show up on
>> https://bioconductor.org/packages/devel/data/experiment/news/curatedMetagenomicData/NEWS
>> when I played with it a couple months ago. Just want to get it straight.
> Writing R extensions points to ?news, which says
>      in the given libraries, it is attempted to read its news in
>      structured form from files 'inst/NEWS.Rd', 'NEWS' or 'inst/NEWS'
>      (in that order).
> All three are supported on the web site (I verified this with annotate
> [inst/NEWS.Rd], zinbwave [inst/NEWS], and KEGGREST [NEWS]) and all are
> installed at the root of system.file(package=.).
> Martin
>> -Levi
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