[Rd] reserving a package name
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Jul 11 16:11:10 CEST 2014
On 11/07/2014 12:35, Spencer Graves wrote:
> 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.
That would be rejected as wasting everyone's time. A CRAN package is
expected to have examples (or failing that tests or a vignette).
> 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,
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