[Bioc-devel] Author/maintainer field no longer accepted.

Manders-2, F.M. F@M@M@nder@ @end|ng |rom pr|n@e@m@x|m@centrum@n|
Mon Aug 10 11:05:59 CEST 2020

Hi All,

R BiocCheck no longer seems to accept a Author/Maintainer field. (https://github.com/Bioconductor/BiocCheck/commit/e0176f6591c771774f6cb05d4ff8bc1b145ad10e)

* Checking for valid maintainer...
    * ERROR: Remove Maintainer field. Use Authors using R [cre] designation.

However, the package guidelines (https://www.bioconductor.org/developers/package-guidelines/) still say that a Author/Maintainer field is allowed:
Authors using R or Author/Maintainer:” fields: Use either Authors using R field or Author: and Maintainer: fields, not both.

I think the guidelines need to be updated.

With kind regards,
Freek Manders

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