[Bioc-devel] new package IGV needs web browsers on the build machines to pass build & check

Vincent Carey stvjc at channing.harvard.edu
Tue Apr 10 01:49:03 CEST 2018

Hi Paul -- I am trying to build your vignette but it has


I think it should be possible to get your package through

check, but I would like to get the vignette built and

check out the tests before commenting further.

On Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 1:52 PM, Paul Shannon <
paul.thurmond.shannon at gmail.com> wrote:

> > "Once your package builds and checks without errors or (avoidable)
> warnings, a Bioconductor team member will provide a technical review of
> your package. Other Bioconductor developers and users with domain expertise
> are encouraged to provide additional community commentary. Reviewers will
> add comments to the issue you created.”
> I don’t believe my submission, IGV, quite fits the mold.  As best I can
> tell, no web browser can be summoned on any of the architectures by IGV
> during build or check.  So the package build always times out.  And so,
> according to the guideline quoted above, it will never be reviewed!
> IGV is a BrowserViz version >=2 subclass; BrowserViz was recently uprev’d
> in devel.  Like RCyjs, IGV's raison d’être is the provision of R access to
> interactive graphics in your web browser, in this case to Jim Robinson’s
> igv.js.
> My analysis may be incorrect.  Can this matter receive a little attention,
> despite the bioc submission guideline quoted above, in hopes that the
> package can move forward?
> Thank you,
>  - Paul
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