[Rd] suggestion for R >= 3.0: computer-readable CHANGELOG

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Fri Apr 17 17:22:41 CEST 2009

On 17 April 2009 at 10:36, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
| I think it would have to do more than that to be useful.  It would need 
| to warn about a lack of an entry for the current version.  Otherwise 
| package.skeleton would create a blank one, and that would satisfy the 
| check from then on.
| To recognize an entry for the current version, it would need a standard 
| format.  But then, unless whoever put together the format was willing to 
| do updates to the hundreds of existing files out there, there would be a 

I'd say use it on a go-forward basis.

| Could you take a look at CRAN and Bioconductor, and count how many 
| packages already have a news/changelog file, and how hard it would be to 
| convert them to a standard format?

I can do the count for CRAN using the account we use for cran2deb work.  I'll
be travelling this weekend (yay, Boston Marathon!) so please ping me next
week if I forget to aggregate this.


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