Re: Decision on R datasets
Le Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 12:08:27AM +0200, Joerg Jaspert a écrit :
> Therefore, we shall consider these data files as preferred form of
> modification if the data was captured in this format from a scientific
> instrument, created manually and painstakingly by hand (this is not the
> common case), or otherwise not generated. If the data was generated, or
> converted by a script or series of scripts, the .Rda file is likely not
> the prefered form, and needs to be rebuilt at build-time from source (as
> we do with any binary in the archive).
>  http://lists.debian.org/<20130805005735.GE22595@falafel.plessy.net>
>  http://cran.r-project.org/doc/manuals/R-exts.html#Documenting-data-sets
Hello FTP team and everybody,
In the thread that you cite, I sent another email where I asked for:
- Time for a transition,
- Precise criteria,
- Discussion between the FTP team, the maintainers of R packages in Debian,
and the R community.
With the above, I got none of what I asked.
- There is nothing about how to deal with packages that fail your criteria
and that are already in Debian.
- Your criteria are imprecise: How do you want me to negociate with upstream
developers on the basis that their data was not created "painstakingly"
enough to be distributable in binary format ?
- There was no discussion before you announce your decision, which suggests
that further discussion is not possible.
Currently, I can not bear the work load created by your decision, in particular
because of the lack of coordination and negociation with the R community. I
do not agree your reasonnings, and threfore can not be your voice upstream. It
is unfortunate that you did not seek their point of view (at least in public).
I therefore decided to stop uploading R packages to Debian. I use some of
these packages on multiple computers, and will keep on sharing my work with
others on Alioth, but that is all. For any of them where I was the sole
uploader, please feel free to delete them from our archive.
Debian Med packaging team,
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan