[Rd] Is using devtools::release no longer allowed?
Brian Lee Yung Rowe
rowe at muxspace.com
Tue Aug 19 22:18:20 CEST 2014
Isn't the source for CRAN itself open source? One option is to run a test server that can respond with a success or failure message based on the submission.
Brian Lee Yung Rowe
Founder, Zato Novo
Professor, M.S. Data Analytics, CUNY
> On Aug 19, 2014, at 3:55 PM, Kasper Daniel Hansen <kasperdanielhansen at gmail.com> wrote:
> Given the seeming need for automated submission to CRAN, perhaps the repos
> maintainers could consider making a function available that allows one to
> do so, for example
> submit_to_cran("PACKAGE.TARBALL", REQUIRED_ARGUMENTS)
> or perhaps be interested in a community developed script? Although I
> recognize how easy it is for me to suggest work for others, it seems like
> such a script would cut down on everyones work, long-term.
> On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 2:53 PM, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan at gmail.com>
>>> On 19/08/2014 2:40 PM, Carl Boettiger wrote:
>>> Dirk, listeners,
>>> Perhaps you would consider using omegahat's RHTMLForms instead?
>>> forms <- getHTMLFormDescription("http://xmpalantir.wu.ac.at/
>>> submit_to_cran <- createFunction(forms[])
>>> Should create a function called "submit_to_cran" with arguments
>>> corresponding to the webform blanks, e.g.
>>> submit_to_cran(name = "packagename", email = "youremail", uploaded_file =
>>> "package.tar.gz", comment = "the optional comment")
>>> (clearly you could fill those details in from the submitting package
>>> description). I haven't tested this.
>> If you use this, make sure you test it well enough to get it perfect the
>> very first time you use it. If I were a CRAN administrator and received a
>> series of bad submissions from someone who was working out the bugs, I
>> would not find it difficult either technically or morally to permanently
>> ban that user from ever submitting anything again.
>> Duncan Murdoch
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