[Bioc-devel] Process to rename a bioconductor package

Shepherd, Lori Lori.Shepherd at RoswellPark.org
Wed Apr 25 16:28:52 CEST 2018

If this renaming is to happen, it needs to happen before this Friday -  Please respond!  The previous email sent:

We can assist we renaming -

However - we would not recommend "oma"  as that is also rather short and ambiguous, especially considering that is the exact abbreviated name of the database your package accesses -

Could you come up with perhaps a more unambigious and meaningful name?

for example here are some existing rest api for databases:

KEGGREST : Client-side REST access to KEGG
goTools:  Functions for Gene Ontology database

IMPCdata:  Retrieves data from IMPC database
InterMineR:  R Interface with InterMine-Powered Databases

BgeeDB:  Annotation and gene expression data retrieval from Bgee database

maybe something along those lines?

Lori Shepherd

Bioconductor Core Team

Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics

Elm & Carlton Streets

Buffalo, New York 14263

From: Bioc-devel <bioc-devel-bounces at r-project.org> on behalf of Adrian Altenhoff <adrian.altenhoff at inf.ethz.ch>
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2018 4:37 PM
To: bioc-devel at r-project.org
Subject: [Bioc-devel] Process to rename a bioconductor package

Dear all,

we would like to rename or own bioconductor package 'roma' --> 'oma' (as
there exists another software tool with that name that could be
misleading). So far the package is only in the development version. Is
there a standard process how to proceed with such requests?


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