R 3.0.0 and required rebuilds of all reverse Depends: of R
A new major release R 3.0.0 will come out on Wednesday April 3rd, as usual
according the the release plan and announcements .
It contains major internal changes  and requires rebuilds of all R
packages. As I usually do, I started packaging pre-releases and rc
candidates  based on March 24, 27 and 30 snapshots.
Michael Rutter, who tirelessly backports (most of) my Debian R packages to
Ubuntu, has also made builds of these R packages .
As for unstable, we have an issue as essentially all reverse-dependencies
that are R packages will need to be rebuilt . On testing, I get for
158 packages from `apt-cache rdepends r-base-core | grep -c r-cran-`.
I maintain the core set ("r-recommended") and a bunch of others which I have
rebuilt over the last two or three days:
and I should get to these over the next day or two
Based on a simple script (running on testing rather than unstable) I get the
following set of unique maintainers of related packages:
Chris Lawrence <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Debian Med Packaging Team <email@example.com>
Debian Science Maintainers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dirk Eddelbuettel <email@example.com>
Julian Gilbey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Philip Rinn <email@example.com>
The Debichem Group <firstname.lastname@example.org>
and I am CCing everybody now to see if they could please rebuild the packages
within a week or so. Come next weekend we'll review and switch to direct
Comments, suggestions, ... most welcome. Please CC me on replies as I am no
longer subscribed to debian-devel.
 See the NEWS file; big one is overcoming vector index index limit 2^31-1
 http://changelogs.debian.net/r-base (covers two of the three)
 See his blog at http://www.personal.psu.edu/mar36/blogs/the_ubuntu_r_blog/blog/
and his post to the r-sig-debian list
 All r-cran-* and r-bioc-* and ... package; embedding apps such as
rkward, postgresql-plr or cantor or may not need to be rebuilt
Dirk Eddelbuettel | email@example.com | http://dirk.eddelbuettel.com