[Bioc-devel] Important Bioconductor Release 3.17 deadlines this week

Kern, Lori Lor|@Shepherd @end|ng |rom Ro@we||P@rk@org
Tue Apr 18 15:13:03 CEST 2023

The deadline for fixing packages in preparation for the release is this Friday April 21st. All packages should be installing, building, and checking without ERROR in the Bioconductor build report.  While you can continue to push changes past this date, this ensures all changes are reflected in at least one build report before the code freeze for release.  Package that continue to show ERRORs in the build report after the release will be consideration for deprecation.

Please also remember to update your NEWS files for any information about changes to your packages during this last development cycle.  Bioconductor collates all package news files as part of the release announcement. If you NEWS file is not formatted correctly and not updated by this weekend, it will not be included in the release announcement.

For clarification:
The release 3.17 branch has not yet been created.  Please continue to update the devel branch.
Next week when the release occurs the core team will automatically create the RELEASE_3_17 branch on git.bioconductor.org but until that time the only branch accessible is devel.  Do NOT try to create a RELEASE_3_17 branch on your own; the core team will do this for you.  Bioconductor will also handle bumping the y of a package version x.y.z  on release day.


Lori Shepherd - Kern

Bioconductor Core Team

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics

Elm & Carlton Streets

Buffalo, New York 14263

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