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

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Tue Aug 19 19:51:56 CEST 2014

On 19.08.2014 15:54, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> 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.

Right, we receive lots of mails with insufficient information, hence we 
introduced the webform.
If there is something else we complain about (like in your case) or the 
mail is insufficient, we will mention that the webform should be the way 
to submit unless that fails for some reason. That way we get better 
prepared information for the manual part of our checks.

So to all listeners: Future submission by means of the webform, please.

Thank you and best wishes,
Uwe Ligges

> Duncan Murdoch
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