[Bioc-devel] BiocInstaller: next generation

Martin Morgan m@rtin@morg@n @ending from ro@wellp@rk@org
Thu May 10 11:14:39 CEST 2018

On 05/10/2018 01:37 AM, Pariksheet Nanda wrote:
> Hi Henrik,
> On Thu, May 10, 2018 at 1:21 AM, Henrik Bengtsson <
> henrik.bengtsson at gmail.com> wrote:
>> May I suggest the package name:
>> * Bioconductor
>> The potential downside would be possible confusions between the version of
>> this package versus the actual Bioconductor repository.  Could the
>> Bioconductor *package* have a version  x.y.z that reflects the
> *repository*
>> x.y version?
> This is a nice suggestion that also crossed my mind, but users new to both
> R and Bioconductor might think "but I have 'Bioconductor' installed, why
> can't I run this script?", and it might complicate web namespace / presence
> by entrapping searches for the Bioconductor system to the single package.

Yes we thought of this name and rejected it for the reasons Pariksheet 
mentions -- the opportunity for very significant confusion between the 
package and the project.

Actually we use a light-weight BiocVersion package in the way suggested 
at the end of Henrik's comment -- the version of BiocVersion corresponds 
to the version of Bioconductor the repository. It is also used to 
'remember' what version of Bioconductor the user has installed.


>> /Henrik
> Pariksheet
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