[Rd] reserving a package name

Spencer Graves spencer.graves at structuremonitoring.com
Fri Jul 11 13:35:28 CEST 2014

On 7/11/2014 1:48 AM, Adrian Dușa wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 1:59 AM, Uwe Ligges
> <ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de> wrote:
>> On 10.07.2014 23:46, Adrian Dușa wrote:
>>> Dear All,
>>> [...]
>> Well, you cannot reserve a package name. Actually you can choose any legal name.
>> The story is different if you want to submit it to BioConductor or CRAN, then the name must be unique in the BioC + CRAN world. More details in the CRAN policies, for example.
>> And yes, it works on n a first come, first served basis there.

       Please read CRAN policy: 
"http://cran.fhcrc.org/web/packages/policies.html".  I don't think they 
have a policy for minimum content beyond passing "R CMD check" without 
errors or significant notes and respecting the time of the CRAN 
maintainers by not submitting updates more often than every 1-2 months.  
A "package" consisting solely of the following DESCRIPTION passed "R CMD 
check" for me just now;  you should confirm that with the latest 
versions of R (and Rtools if you run Windows).  I can't speak for CRAN 
maintainers, but it looks to me like submitting a package containing 
only a DESCRIPTION file should reserve the name you want --- assuming 
it's already available.

       Hope this helps.

Package: tstPkg
Type: Package
Title: empty package
Version: 0.0-0
Date: 2014-07-11
Author: Adrian Duja
Maintainer: Adrian Dusa <dusa.adrian at unibuc.ro>
   reserving package name
License: GPL (>= 2)

>> Thanks Uwe, this is just as I had expected.
>> Best wishes,
>> Adrian

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