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

Kasper Daniel Hansen kasperdanielhansen at gmail.com
Tue Aug 19 21:53:24 CEST 2014

Given the seeming need for automated submission to CRAN, perhaps the repos
maintainers could consider making a function available that allows one to
do so, for example
or perhaps be interested in a community developed script?  Although I
recognize how easy it is for me to suggest work for others, it seems like
such a script would cut down on everyones work, long-term.


On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 2:53 PM, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan at gmail.com>

> On 19/08/2014 2:40 PM, Carl Boettiger wrote:
>> Dirk, listeners,
>> Perhaps you would consider using omegahat's RHTMLForms instead?
>>      library("RHTMLForms")
>>      forms <- getHTMLFormDescription("http://xmpalantir.wu.ac.at/
>> cransubmit/
>> ")
>>      submit_to_cran <- createFunction(forms[[1]])
>> Should create a function called "submit_to_cran" with arguments
>> corresponding to the webform blanks, e.g.
>> submit_to_cran(name = "packagename", email = "youremail", uploaded_file =
>> "package.tar.gz", comment = "the optional comment")
>> (clearly you could fill those details in from the submitting package
>> description).  I haven't tested this.
> If you use this, make sure you test it well enough to get it perfect the
> very first time you use it.  If I were a CRAN administrator and received a
> series of bad submissions from someone who was working out the bugs, I
> would not find it difficult either technically or morally to permanently
> ban that user from ever submitting anything again.
> Duncan Murdoch
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