CRAN requested a release updating any URLs for Omegahat to the (actually working) omegahat.net URL. So that caused this 0.1.2 release which arrived on CRAN yesterday. It contains the requested change along with one or two other mostly minor changes which accumulated since the last release.
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.
NEWS file summarises the release as follows:
Changes in drat version 0.1.2 (2016-10-28)
Changes in drat documentation
The FAQ vignette added a new question Why use drat
URLs were made canonical, omegahat.net was updated from .org
Several files (README.md, Description, help pages) were edited