[Bioc-devel] updating maintainer

Samuel E Zimmerman @ezimmer @ending from ein@tein@yu@edu
Fri Jun 29 18:51:40 CEST 2018

Sorry, I spoke to soon. My PI's email address is j.mar using uq.edu.au

Also, is there anything I should do for the release branch, or just wait until everything syncs up in October?

Thanks again for the help!

From: Samuel E Zimmerman
Sent: Friday, June 29, 2018 10:04 AM
To: Obenchain, Valerie; Kasper Daniel Hansen
Cc: Bioc-devel � [bioc-devel using r-project.org] �
Subject: RE: [Bioc-devel] updating maintainer

Thanks Valerie and Kasper,

I will update the DESCRIPTION file with my new email address.

Currently, I maintain the packages attract and pathVar. My PI's github account is jmarlab. Her email address is jessica.cara.mar using gmail.com

She does not currently maintain any Bioconductor packages.

Thanks again.

From: Obenchain, Valerie [Valerie.Obenchain using RoswellPark.org]
Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 8:24 AM
To: Kasper Daniel Hansen; Samuel E Zimmerman
Cc: Bioc-devel � [bioc-devel using r-project.org] �
Subject: Re: [Bioc-devel] updating maintainer

Hi Sam,

As Kasper mentioned, you should update the maintainer field in the DESCRIPTION file of your packages. We'll also need this information:

- What packages to you currently maintain
- What is your PI's github account and email
- List of Bioconductor packages you PI currently maintains, if any any

It's a good idea for the email in the DESCRIPTION file to match the email used to make the account in the GitApp:


This is not strictly enforced but it make communication easier.


On 06/27/2018 12:45 AM, Kasper Daniel Hansen wrote:

You update the maintainer field in devel.  I don't know what to do about

I don't understand the question about github.  There is no "github email",
there is a github username. And that username does not have to be the same
as a maintainer email, because they really have nothing to do with each
other. In the DESCRIPTION field the github address is given as a URL not as
an email, like
  URL: https://github.com/hansenlab/minfi
  BugReports: https://github.com/hansenlab/minfi/issues

On Tue, Jun 26, 2018 at 4:18 PM, Samuel E Zimmerman <
sezimmer using einstein.yu.edu<mailto:sezimmer using einstein.yu.edu>> wrote:

Dear bioc-devs,

I will no longer be working at my current university in about a week, and
the email address associated with the bioconductor packages I maintain will
be removed. How should I go about updating my email address to keep
maintaining the packages?

Also, my PI would like to have the github account, where the repos for the
bioconductor packages live, be under her email address instead of mine.
Would it be a problem if the maintainer's email address and the github
email address are different?

Thank you very much.


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