[Rd] R-Forge?

Stefan Theussl theussl at ai.wu-wien.ac.at
Fri Apr 6 17:00:22 CEST 2007

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:


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