[Rd] R-Forge?

hadley wickham h.wickham at gmail.com
Fri Apr 6 18:22:27 CEST 2007

On 4/6/07, Stefan Theussl <theussl at ai.wu-wien.ac.at> wrote:
> hadley wickham wrote:
> >> > I have recently found RForge.net (http://www.rforge.net/) by Simon
> >> > Urbanek and found out today that the site is accepting subscriptions.
> >> > Great! However, browsing a bit on the site I found a link to another
> >> > forge: R-Forge (http://r-forge.r-project.org/).
> >> >
> >> > Is/will the last one be the "offcial" forge for R packages, given that
> >> > it has domain r-project.org?
> >>
> >> Yes, we're currently still testing the functionality and improving the
> >> documentation, but an article for R News that announces the
> >> functionality
> >> is under preparation. There is already a user's manual available on the
> >> main page which explains how you can register and set up your project
> >> etc.
> >> Just as Simon's site this already offers an SVN and nightly builds in a
> >> CRAN-style repository, and additionally there is the whole GForge system
> >> with other features such as project forums, mailing lists etc.
> >
> > Is it possible to use r-forge just for the nightly builds?   (ie. with
> > svn hosted elsewhere)  That would be really handy.
> >
> > Hadley
> We have never thought about it, but this would be technically difficult.
> But you may migrate your svn (or the part which contains the package) to
> R-Forge and have the advantage of daily build and checked packages with
> the possibility to install it directly from R-Forge:
> |install.packages("/packagename/",repos="http://r-forge.r-project.org")|

I guess I'm not really comfortable moving my code to an external
repository completely out of my control.  It would be really
convenient to be able to upload a source package, and have it built,
with out R CMD check being enforced.


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