[Bioc-devel] choosing R version dependency for existing packages
p@ul@thurmond@@h@nnon @ending from gm@il@com
Fri Nov 2 16:19:14 CET 2018
A user of MotifDb requests - sensibly, I think - that I loosen the requirement
Depends: R (>= 3.5.1)
which I added before the release. This seems sensible and supported by, for example, R (>= 2.10) in GenomicRanges.
Is this, then, the heuristic?
- new packages should depend on the lastest release of R
- older existing packages should depend on earlier
versions of R, possibly sticking with the version of R in
which they originally appeared, as long as they have not
been subsequently modified to use new R features.
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