[Rd] NEWS.md support on CRAN
Kurt.Hornik at wu.ac.at
Mon Jun 1 14:02:05 CEST 2015
>>>>> peter dalgaard writes:
>> On 30 May 2015, at 01:20 , Imanuel Costigan <i.costigan at me.com> wrote:
>> So I assume this commit means NEWS.md is now no longer on blacklist?
> ....in the development version. Not true of released versions.
Now also in r-patched.
>> Sent from my iPad
>> On 23 May 2015, at 6:05 pm, Kurt Hornik <Kurt.Hornik at wu.ac.at> wrote:
>>>>>>>> Duncan Murdoch writes:
>>>>> On 22/05/2015 8:49 PM, Imanuel Costigan wrote:
>>>>> Are there any plans for CRAN to support NEWS files in markdown? Bit of a hassle to go the the package’s Github (or other like) site to read NEWS.
>>>> Not as far as I know. There have been discussions about increasing the
>>>> support of Markdown, but so far the conclusion has been that it's too
>>>> hard to do -- the support is not stable enough on all the platforms
>>>> where R runs.
>>> There are actually two issues here.
>>> For CRAN, we could in principle take inst/NEWS.md files, convert these
>>> to HTML using pandoc, and use the HTML for the package web page. (Would
>>> need the CRAN incoming checks to be taught about inst/NEWS.md.)
>>> However, we cannot use such files for utils::news() because we do not
>>> (yet?) know how to reliably parse such files and extract the news items
>>> (and hence cannot really compute on the news information).
>>> Btw, currently only one package on CRAN has inst/NEWS.md (another one
>>> has NEWS.md at top level).
>>>> Markdown is allowed for vignettes (because the package author processes
>>>> those), so I'd suggest putting your news into a vignette instead of a
>>>> news file. Put in a token news file that points to the vignette so
>>>> users can find it.
>>>> Duncan Murdoch
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