[Rd] Is using devtools::release no longer allowed?

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Tue Aug 19 15:54:49 CEST 2014

On 19/08/2014 9:28 AM, Richard Cotton wrote:
> I recently tried to submit a package to CRAN using the release
> function in the devtools package and got the response:
> > The policies asked you to use the webform: do so in future.
> I think that the relevant line in the policies are:
> > When submitting a package to CRAN you should use the submission form at
> > http://CRAN.R-project.org/submit.html (and not send an email). You will be sent
> > a confirmation email which needs to be accepted.
> > If this fails, upload by anonymous ftp to ftp://CRAN.R-project.org/incoming/ and
> > send a (plain text ASCII) email at the same time, with subject line as specified below.
> As far as I know, the release function uses the second method, so I
> don't quite understand what the problem is.
> Has that method of submission been banned?
Presumably the second method is less convenient for the CRAN maintainers 
than the first, so you should only use it if the first method fails.  As 
the policy says.

Duncan Murdoch

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