[Rd] pointers on including SVN revision number in package info?
murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Fri Jan 6 22:45:42 CET 2012
On 12-01-06 3:24 PM, Ben Bolker wrote:
> I'm trying to keep debugging of a development package relatively sane.
> I see that some packages manage to incorporate what appears to be
> Subversion (SVN) revision information in the package description; for
>  "$Rev: 3016 $"
> which looks like an auto-generated revision number.
> On the other hand, the rgl package (for example) appears to manually
> encode the SVN revision in the package number:
>  "0.92.829"
Yes, those are done manually.
> I'd love an automatic strategy, if possible, so I can be lazy about
> updating the DESCRIPTION file every time I commit a change to SVN ...
> I searched the R extensions manual (and the r-forge manual), but I'm
> sure I could have missed something ...
I'd like one that produced an R version number directly, but I think
Dirk's script is the only way to do it, and I forget how to use such
scripts five minutes after I write them.
> Or can people suggest other useful strategies for keeping track of
> which development (micro-)version a random user might be working with?
R-forge sometimes gets out of sync in what it displays as the revision,
the Version, and what it actually offers as the "Package source" (let
alone binaries), so I find putting the revision into the version number
very helpful. But I often forget to do it...
> Ben Bolker
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