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Re: [pkg-bioc] Re: Genetics Program

Just went running on the snowy streets and had one good thought related to:

On 10 December 2005 at 09:44, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
| On 10 December 2005 at 16:23, Egon Willighagen wrote:
| | *: I think the R CMD INSTALL might actually do some checking? 
| It is R CMD CHECK, which we automatically invoked on the (core) packages that
| r-recommended depends on ... and had to disable as some the tests are too

These are _source_ level checks ensuring that the CRAN source package is
internally consistent, has documentation, builds, runs its examples etc pp.

What we really need is a _binary_ level check for each autobuilt package as
probably few of these autobuilt packages are going to be tested manually by
us. So a robot has to do it.

In particular, this would check that the package

-- installs, ie has correctly specified Depends:
-- loads, and ie has sufficient Depends:
-- runs its examples to check it is as it should be

If that was part of a cron job, then identifying which new packages need to
be pulled and billed and which old binaries can be removed is the easy part.



Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something. 
                                                  -- Thomas A. Edison

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