A new version of drat arrived on CRAN today. This is a follow-up release to 0.1.7 from a week ago. It contains a quick follow-up by Felix Ernst to correct on of the tests which misbehaved under the old release of R still being tested at CRAN.
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.
As your mother told you: Friends don’t let friends install random git commit snapshots. Rolled-up releases it is.
drat is easy to use, documented by five vignettes and just works.
NEWS file summarises the release as follows:
Changes in drat version 0.1.8 (2020-07-18)