[Rd] Minimum requirements for package submission

Hadley Wickham h.wickham at gmail.com
Wed Aug 28 16:44:49 CEST 2013

>> Related rant: I really wish we had "CHANGES" file, or a section in the
>> manuals. It is virtually impossible to look at a current "Writing R
>> Extensions" manual, and a previous one, in order to get a succinct view of
>> what changed.  Having to diff the NEWS files, or glancing at commit logs
>> via
>> the RCS is a very poor proxy.
> I don't understand the difference between the CHANGES file you are asking
> for and the NEWS file.  Do you want something in purely chronological order,
> rather than categorized as NEWS is?

I think Dirk was talking about a CHANGES/NEWS file for "Writing R extensions"


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