[R-pkg-devel] Fwd: [CRAN-pretest-archived] CRAN submission vioplot 0.3.0

Duncan Murdoch murdoch@dunc@n @ending from gm@il@com
Wed Dec 26 15:27:42 CET 2018

On 26/12/2018 3:00 a.m., Tom Kelly wrote:
> Dear CRAN maintainers and R package developers,
> I am still interested in submitting this update to the "vioplot" package. I
> would like to revisit the idea to update this package on CRAN. I think the
> changes that I've made here would be useful to a significant number of R
> users.
> I am submitting to take over as maintainer as this package has been
> orphaned for years. I will of course take measures to attribute the
> original author and preserve the original LICENSE.
> This is a major update with many additional features. This includes fine
> control over plotting parameters and formula inputs with documentation on
> these parameters. I've added tests and vignettes showing that these work.
> However, it does not pass automated checks such as the LICENSE since some
> aspects of the original package are very outdated (the additional NOTEs
> from the CRAN checks were due to the outdated LICENSE and not being the
> current maintainer). Thus a manual review would be required. Otherwise, I
> have taken every measure I think is possible to reduce the number of errors
> from automated checks and ensure backwards compatibility. These additional
> features can be pushed to the repo without disrupting the behaviour of any
> existing scripts or packages calling this function.
> I realise that the files may since been removed and I would need to
> resubmit if it is possible. These can be found at the following GitHub repo:
> https://github.com/TomKellyGenetics/vioplot

CRAN has announced they are taking a (well-deserved) holiday, and not 
processing incoming packages until after Jan 2.  The check log from your 
February submission is long since removed, so I can't give specific 
comments, but here are some general ones:

1.  Check your package using the "as-cran" option on R-devel before 
submitting again.  Make sure that the only remaining problems are 
unavoidable:  e.g. including your name as maintainer.  You should be 
able to fix the License issue following the instructions in Writing R 
Extensions, if the license really is compatible with CRAN.  If it is not 
compatible with CRAN, then don't waste everyone's time by submitting it 
there:  let interested people install it from Github.

2.  Submit it again after Jan 2, following the instructions in 

Duncan Murdoch

> Kind regards,
> Tom Kelly
> ---------- Forwarded message ---------
> From: Tom Kelly <tomkellygenetics using gmail.com>
> Date: Sun, Feb 25, 2018 at 10:33 AM
> Subject: Re: [CRAN-pretest-archived] CRAN submission vioplot 0.3.0
> To: <CRAN-submissions using r-project.org>
> Cc: Tom Kelly <tom.kelly using postgrad.otago.ac.nz>
> Dear CRAN team,
> I have documented the NOTE issues in a cran-comments.md file. I think some
> of these are unavoidable as stated in this file. In particular, some issues
> with automated checks may arise due to legacy code and meta-data for
> compatibility with vioplot 0.2 (last updated in 2005). Please notice that
> many of the checks failed by the original package vioplot 0.2 have been
> resolved with this release. In addition, this supports range of added
> features and input methods consistent with similar plotting functions while
> preserving backwards-compatibility.
> Due to the proposal to take over as maintainer of an orphaned package, I
> request that this submission be reviewed manually. Sorry for the
> inconvenience, I will do my best to resolve any further issues that should
> arise.
> Kind Regards,
> Tom Kelly
> On Sun, Feb 25, 2018 at 12:34 AM, <Uwe.Ligges using r-project.org> wrote:
>> Dear maintainer,
>> package vioplot_0.3.0.tar.gz does not pass the incoming checks
>> automatically, please see the pre-test at:
>> <
>> https://win-builder.r-project.org/incoming_pretest/180224_163015_vioplot_030/00check.log
>> Status: 5 NOTEs
>> Current CRAN status: NOTE: 12
>> See: <https://CRAN.R-project.org/web/checks/check_results_vioplot.html>
>> Please fix all problems and resubmit a fixed version via the webform.
>> If you are not sure how to fix the problems shown, please ask for help on
>> the R-package-devel mailing list:
>> <https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-package-devel>
>> If you are fairly certain the rejection is a false positive, please
>> reply-all to this message and explain.
>> More details are given in the directory:
>> <
>> https://win-builder.r-project.org/incoming_pretest/180224_163015_vioplot_030
>> The files will be removed after roughly 7 days.
>> Strong rev. depends: parviol regplot
>> Best regards,
>> CRAN teams' auto-check service
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