A new version of drat just arrived on CRAN as another no-human-can-delay-this automatic upgrade directly from the CRAN prechecks (though I did need a manual reminder from Uwe to remove a now stale drat repo URL — bad @hrbrmstr — from the README in a first attempt).
This release is mostly the work of Neal Fultz who kindly sent me two squeaky-clean pull requests addressing two open issue tickets. As drat is reasonably small and simple, that was enough to motivate a quick release. I also ensured that
PACKAGES.rds will always if committed along (if we’re in commit mode), which is a follow-up to an initial change from 0.1.3 in September.
drat stands for drat R Archive Template, and helps with easy-to-create and easy-to-use repositories for R packages. Since its inception in early 2015 it has found reasonably widespread adoption among R users because repositories with marked releases is the better way to distribute code.
NEWS file summarises the release as follows:
Changes in drat version 0.1.4 (2017-12-16)
Changes in drat functionality
Changes in drat documentation
- Updated ‘README.md’ removing another stale example URL