[Rd] MetaCran website v1.0.0-alpha
h.wickham at gmail.com
Tue May 26 19:26:42 CEST 2015
On Tue, May 26, 2015 at 12:18 PM, Gabriel Becker <gmbecker at ucdavis.edu> wrote:
> On Tue, May 26, 2015 at 9:25 AM, Yihui Xie <xie at yihui.name> wrote:
>> I cannot speak for other package authors, but for all my own packages,
>> I have provided the BugReports field in DESCRIPTION that points to the
>> Github issues page. You can probably use this field to check if a
>> package is on Github or not. If it is, you may just fork the original
>> repo instead of creating a new one from the CRAN package.
> Maybe I'm missing something, but why would you fork the repo instead of
> just using the existing repo?
One advantage of a fork is that you have permanent archive even if the
original goes away.
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