[Bioc-devel] Bioconductor package review

Martin Morgan mtmorg@n@b|oc @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Sun Jun 9 16:06:42 CEST 2019

Core packages go through the same review process as community contributed packages, although many of the core packages pre-date the current github review process.

Github seems to have been introduced in 2016. Before that we used the roundup issue tracker system where packages were uploaded and reviewed by core team members. I *think* the review process was public, but it would have been much less visible than the current system.

I don't remember when the issue tracker was introduced, or how things were done before that.

I think the single package builder (automatic check of submitted packages) was introduced during this phase, maybe in the 2012 time frame.


On 6/9/19, 8:32 AM, "Bioc-devel on behalf of Lluís Revilla" <bioc-devel-bounces using r-project.org on behalf of lluis.revilla using gmail.com> wrote:

    Recently I was looking how package reviews are done. Specifically those
    packages from developers on the Bioconductor team, or listing the
    Bioconductor Package Maintainer as the maintainer.
    Some of those packages become the backbone of other packages and perhaps
    there are some experiences on the reviewing the 50 packages that
    Bioconductor is currently maintaining. However, I couldn't find if there
    are under the same review process than other packages? Or are there any
    other expectations on the review of those packages?
    Sorry if this has been described before, I couldn't come up with a good
    search term, and didn't find anything on the Package Submission website.
    And as a fairly new contributor I don't know how package reviews were done
    before github.
    Many thanks,
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