[R-pkg-devel] Release Frequency

Uwe Ligges ligge@ @ending from @t@ti@tik@tu-dortmund@de
Thu May 31 22:29:23 CEST 2018

A lot is automated, but another lot has to be checked manually. It 
depends on the package and its notes.

Then policies you are quoting have two reasons:

1. we take a look what is going on if a submission comes in too quickly 
as this is typically suspicious. Hence a quick submission creates manual 
work in any case,

2. each version of a package is archived, so when people submit 
frequently, CRAN is growing quickly.

As CRAN is a repository for releases software, we expect that releases 
are well tested and hence do not happen too frequently.

In case you nevertheless found a serious bug, please submit a fixed 
version and explain why this was needed in the submission comments.

Uwe Ligges

On 31.05.2018 18:29, Boxuan Cui wrote:
> Hi,
> During my recent CRAN submissions, I noticed a more streamlined/automatic
> process. I am wondering if the submission still requires a manual approval,
> or does it go to CRAN automatically after all checks?
> I am asking because I accidentally shipped a showstopper bug for a new
> feature for DataExplorer v0.6
> <https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=DataExplorer> yesterday. The fix is one
> line of code change.
> However, I am certainly aware of the CRAN Repository Policy
> <https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/policies.html#Submission> and
> definitely respect that:
> *Submitting updates should be done responsibly and with respect for the
> volunteers’ time. Once a package is established (which may take several
> rounds), “no more than every 1–2 months” seems appropriate.*
> If this is the case, I will wait for another month or two to push a fix to
> CRAN, and push the fixed version to GitHub for now.
> Thank you!
> Best,
> Boxuan (Bo)
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