[Rd] NEWS.md support on CRAN

Imanuel Costigan i.costigan at me.com
Sat May 30 01:20:00 CEST 2015

So I assume this commit means NEWS.md is now no longer on blacklist? 


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On 23 May 2015, at 6:05 pm, Kurt Hornik <Kurt.Hornik at wu.ac.at> wrote:

>>>>>> Duncan Murdoch writes:
>>> 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.
> There are actually two issues here.
> For CRAN, we could in principle take inst/NEWS.md files, convert these
> to HTML using pandoc, and use the HTML for the package web page.  (Would
> need the CRAN incoming checks to be taught about inst/NEWS.md.)
> However, we cannot use such files for utils::news() because we do not
> (yet?) know how to reliably parse such files and extract the news items
> (and hence cannot really compute on the news information).
> Btw, currently only one package on CRAN has inst/NEWS.md (another one
> has NEWS.md at top level).
> Best
> -k
>> 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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