[Bioc-devel] BiocCheck and version requirement

Kern, Lori Lor|@Shepherd @end|ng |rom Ro@we||P@rk@org
Thu Apr 8 15:53:21 CEST 2021

This requirement has been around for awhile.  New package submissions are checked against the devel version of Bioconductor. At the moment this is R devel (R 4.1) and Bioconductor packages in devel for 3.13.  Given that Bioconductor releases are closely tied to a R release,  and changes in R can (and have) had great consequences for package functionality, we can not guarantee a package will work on any previous version of R or with previous versions of packages.
It is why it is a warning and not an error

Lori Shepherd

Bioconductor Core Team

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics

Elm & Carlton Streets

Buffalo, New York 14263

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Sent: Thursday, April 8, 2021 9:44 AM
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Subject: [Bioc-devel] BiocCheck and version requirement

The latest BiocCheck (well, it may have been around for a bit) _requires_
the package to have a R >= 4.1 dependency.

That seems new to me. Right now it's a bit irritating, because if you're
submitting a package that works with latest stable release, you are now
prohibited from installing it from Github into your stable Bioc version.

Traditionally, we have not enforced this I think, even though we all know
of the implicit dependency.


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