[R-SIG-Mac] Outdated links to the Bioconductor repos in R.app

Simon Urbanek simon.urbanek at r-project.org
Wed May 24 05:06:15 CEST 2006


On May 23, 2006, at 10:31 PM, Herve Pages wrote:

> I'm using R.app GUI 1.16-pre (3114) with R 2.3.0.
> The links defined in R.app for accessing the Bioconductor  
> repositories need to be updated.

This has been fixed in 3161 (and of all the people you should know,  
actually ;)).

> but they should be (in this order):
>    http://bioconductor.org/packages/bioc
>    http://bioconductor.org/packages/data/annotation
>    http://bioconductor.org/packages/data/experiment
>    http://bioconductor.org/packages/omegahat
>    http://bioconductor.org/packages/lindsey
>    http://cran.fhcrc.org

Should CRAN be really on that list? This will list all packages, even  
non-Bioc ones in the package selection. Maybe it should be handled  
separately (e.g. added on installation, but omitted when available  
packages are listed?).

Lindsey was omitted intentionally, because the packages are  
constantly broken (0 of them compile on OS X to-date) and the  
maintainer refuses to fix them despite instructions how to do so.  
(His last response was that the users should fix it themselves...)

> Also, we have started to use a more consistent spelling for the  
> project ( it's never too late ;-) ): please help us by using  
> "Bioconductor" instead of "BioConductor".

Oh, ok :). Are we allowed to use BioC or is it also Bioc? (The latter  
looks rather boring ;)).


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