This release was once more driven largely by Murray whom we have now added among the list of authors of the package too. The NEWS file entry follows below:
CRANberries also provides a diff to the previous release 0.2.5. More information is at the RProtoBuf page which has a draft package vignette, a 'quick' overview vignette and a unit test summary vignette. Questions, comments etc should go to the rprotobuf mailing list off the RProtoBuf page at R-Forge.
Changes in version 0.2.6 (2012-10-04)
Applied several more patches by Murray to
correct '_' and '__' mismatches in wrapper calls
update a few manual pages for style, and add examples
fix a bug where NAs were silently treated as TRUE for logical/bool types
fix a bug that caused crashes when adding vectors to optional fields
fix bugs in readASCII that returned empty protocol buffers when the file or connection could not be opened
distinguish between non-existant and not-set fieldswith has() by returning NULL in the former case.
fix a bug that caused non-deterministic behavior when setting a repeated message field in a protobuf to a single Message.
add unit tests for all of the above.
Added Murray to Authors: field in DESCRIPTION
Removed old and unconvincing example on RProtoBuf for storage and serialization in an imagined HighFrequencyFinance context