[Bioc-devel] NEWS.md

Shepherd, Lori Lori@Shepherd @ending from Ro@wellP@rk@org
Tue Sep 25 13:55:23 CEST 2018

It can be used currently.  If you remove the .md extension but keep the format in should be recognized.  As described in the ?news help page

     If 'package' is '"R"' (default), a news db is built with the news
     since the 3.0.0 release of R (corresponding to R's top-level
     'NEWS' file).  Otherwise, if the given add-on package can be found
     in the given libraries, it is attempted to read its news in
     structured form from files 'inst/NEWS.Rd', 'NEWS' or 'inst/NEWS'
     (in that order).

Please also note your news file is formatted incorrectly.  from the ?news

     The plain text 'NEWS' files in add-on packages use a variety of
     different formats; the default news reader should be capable to
     extract individual news entries from a majority of packages from
     the standard repositories, which use (slight variations of) the
     following format:

        � Entries are grouped according to version, with version header
          "Changes in version" at the beginning of a line, followed by
          a version number, optionally followed by an ISO 8601 format
          date, possibly parenthesized.

        � Entries may be grouped according to category, with a category
          header (different from a version header) starting at the
          beginning of a line.

        � Entries are written as itemize-type lists, using one of 'o',
          '*', '-' or '+' as item tag.  Entries must be indented, and
          ideally use a common indentation for the item texts.

Please remove the pound sign (# ) from the header entry -  and use "Changes in version"  not "BioCor"

so for example:

# BioCor 0.99.25

* Update Vignette to just output html

# BioCor 0.99.24

* Submit the package to the Bioconductor project

# BioCor 0.99.23

* Add the Bioconductor webhook

Would become

Changes in version 0.99.25

* Update Vignette to just output html

Changes in version 0.99.24

* Submit the package to the Bioconductor project

Changes in version 0.99.23

* Add the Bioconductor webhook

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 using r-project.org> on behalf of Llu�s Revilla <lluis.revilla using gmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 3:20:39 AM
To: bioc-devel
Subject: [Bioc-devel] NEWS.md

Dear Bioconductor team,

I found that the new R version 3.5.1, to be used with the new release of
Bioconductor, supports the �NEWS.md� files.

I updated my package (BioCor) to use `NEWS.md`. However, on the devel
landing page of the package stills shows the old file NEWS file. This is
consistent with the developer page (

Will this be a requirement or can I keep the NEWS.md file?

Many thanks,


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