A new version of drat just arrived on CRAN as another no-human-can-delay-this automatic upgrade directly from the CRAN prechecks (though I did need a manual reminder from Uwe to remove a now stale drat repo URL -- bad @hrbrmstr -- from the README in a first attempt).
This release is mostly the work of Neal Fultz who kindly sent me two squeaky-clean pull requests addressing two open issue tickets. As drat is reasonably small and simple, that was enough to motivate a quick release. I also ensured that
PACKAGES.rds will always if committed along (if we're in commit mode), which is a follow-up to an initial change from 0.1.3 in September.
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 with marked releases is the better way to distribute code.
NEWS file summarises the release as follows:
Changes in drat version 0.1.4 (2017-12-16)
Changes in drat functionality
Changes in drat documentation
- Updated 'README.md' removing another stale example URL
digest creates hash digests of arbitrary R objects (using the 'md5', 'sha-1', 'sha-256', 'crc32', 'xxhash' and 'murmurhash' algorithms) permitting easy comparison of R language objects.
This release accomodates a request by Luke and Tomas to make the
version argument of
serialize() an argument to
digest() too, which was easy enough to accomodate. The value
2L is the current default (and for now only permitted value). The ALTREP changes in R 3.5 will bring us a new, and more powerful, format with value
3L. Changes can be set in each call, or globally via
options(). Other than we just clarified one aspect of
raw vector usage in the manual page.