[Rd] NEWS.md support on CRAN

Imanuel Costigan i.costigan at me.com
Sat May 23 04:04:36 CEST 2015

What about treating it as a plain text file (i.e. no need for CRAN to support parsing)?

> On 23 May 2015, at 11:08 am, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 22/05/2015 8:49 PM, Imanuel Costigan wrote:
>> Are there any plans for CRAN to support NEWS files in markdown? Bit of a hassle to go the the package’s Github (or other like) site to read NEWS.
> Not as far as I know.  There have been discussions about increasing the
> support of Markdown, but so far the conclusion has been that it's too
> hard to do -- the support is not stable enough on all the platforms
> where R runs.
> Markdown is allowed for vignettes (because the package author processes
> those), so I'd suggest putting your news into a vignette instead of a
> news file.  Put in a token news file that points to the vignette so
> users can find it.
> Duncan Murdoch

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