One year ago (tomorrow) drat 0.1.0 was released. It held up rather well, but a number of small fixes and enhancements piled up, along with somewhat-finished to still-raw additions to the
examples/ sections. With that, we are happy to announce drat release 0.1.1 which arrived on CRAN earlier today.
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 is what we use. In other words, friends don’t let friends use
install_github(). Just kidding. Maybe. Or not.
This version 0.1.1 builds on the previous release from one year ago. Several users sent in nicely focused pull request, and I added a bit of spit and polish here and there.
NEWS file (added belatedly in this release) summarises the release as follows:
Changes in drat version 0.1.1 (2016-08-07)
Changes in drat functionality
dir.exists, leading to versioned Depends on R (>= 3.2.0)
Optionally pull remote before insert (Mark in PR #38)
Fix support for dots (Jan G. in PR #40)
Accept dots in package names (Antonio in PR #48)
Switch to htpps URLs at GitHub (Colin in PR #50)
Support additional fields in PACKAGE file (Jan G. in PR #54)
Changes in drat documentation
Further improvements and clarifications to vignettes
Travis script switched to
run.shfrom our fork
This NEWS file was (belatedly) added