Sun, 28 Aug 2016

rfoaas 1.1.0

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FOAAS upstream came out with release 1.1.0 earlier last week. Tyler Hunt was kind enough to provide an almost immediate pull request adding support for the extended capabilties. Following yesterday's upload we now have version 1.1.0 of rfoaas on CRAN.

It brings six more accessors: maybe(), blackadder(), horse(), deraadt(), problem(), cocksplat() and too().

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Sun, 14 Aug 2016

rfoaas 1.0.0

rfoaas greed example

The big 1.0.0 is here! Following the unsurpassed lead of the FOAAS project, we have arrived at a milestone: Release 1.0.0 is now on CRAN.

The rfoaas package provides an interface for R to the most excellent FOAAS service--which itself provides a modern, scalable and RESTful web service for the frequent need to tell someone to f$#@ off.

Release 1.0.0 brings fourteen (!!) new access points: back(), bm(), gfy(), think(), keep(), single_(), look(), looking(), no(), give(), zero(), pulp(), sake(), and anyway(). All with documentation and testing.

Even more neatly, thanks to a very pull request by Tyler Hunt, we can now issue random FOs via the getRandomFO() function!

As usual, CRANberries provides a diff to the previous CRAN release. Questions, comments etc should go to the GitHub issue tracker. More background information is on the project page as well as on the github repo

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Thu, 26 May 2016

rfoaas 0.1.9

rfoaas greed example

Time for new release! We just updated rfoaas on CRAN, and it now corresponds to version 0.1.9 of the FOAAS API.

The rfoaas package provides an interface for R to the most excellent FOAAS service--which provides a modern, scalable and RESTful web service for the frequent need to tell someone to f$#@ off.

Release 0.1.9 brings three new access point functions: greed(), me() and morning(). It also adds an S3 print method for the returned object. A demo of first of these additions in shown in the image in this post.

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Sat, 24 Oct 2015

rfoaas 0.1.8

A new release rfoaas is now on CRAN following up on the recent upstream release 0.1.8 of FOAAS.

The rfoaas package provides an interface for R to the most excellent FOAAS service--which provides a modern, scalable and RESTful web service for the frequent need to tell someone to f$#@ off.

Release 0.1.8 brings over a handfull new access points relative to the previous release 0.1.6: bday(), family_(), shutup(), zayn(), dalton(), dosomething(), retard(), and thumbs(). One of these may make a fine addition for beloved post-test comments in testthat:

R> library(rfoaas)
R> dosomething("Fix", "function", "testthat")
[1] "Fix the fucking function! - testthat"
R>

We did not make a release following version 0.1.7 of FOAAS: my testing revealed somewhat less consistent results for the language / i18n filter added in 0.1.6. So I filed issue ticket #95, but as it still lingers unanswered, I consider this feature to be unsupported for now; the tests for the language filter were disabled for now as well.

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Sun, 31 May 2015

rfoaas 0.1.6

After a few quiet months, a new version of rfoaas is now on CRAN. As before, it shadows upstream release of FOAAS from which carried over the version number 0.1.6.

The rfoaas package provides an interface for R to the most excellent FOAAS service--which provides a modern, scalable and RESTful web service for the frequent need to tell someone to f$#@ off.

Release 0.1.6 of FOAAS builds on the initial support for filters and now adds working internationalization. This is best shown by example:

R> library(rfoaas)
R> off("Tom", "Everyone")                                      # standard upstream example
[1] "Fuck off, Tom. - Everyone"
R> off("Tom", "Everyone", language="fr")                       # now in French
[1] "Va te faire foutre, Tom. - Everyone"
R> off("Tom", "Everyone", language="de", filter="shoutcloud")  # or in German and LOUD
[1] "VERPISS DICH, TOM. - EVERYONE"
R> 

We start with a standard call to off(), add the (now fully functional upstream) language support and finally illustrate the shoutcloud.io filter added in the preceding 0.1.3 release.

As usual, CRANberries provides a diff to the previous CRAN release. Questions, comments etc should go to the GitHub issue tracker.

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Sat, 07 Feb 2015

rfoaas 0.1.3

A brand new version of rfoaas is now on CRAN. It shadows the 0.1.3 release of FOAAS just how an earlier 0.1.2 had done (but there was something not quite right at the server backend which we coded around with an interim release 0.1.2.1; neither one of these was ever released to CRAN).

The rfoaas package provides an interface for R to the most excellent FOAAS service--which provides a modern, scalable and RESTful web service for the frequent need to tell someone to f$#@ off. Release 0.1.3 of FOAAS brings support for filters which the initial support going to the absolutely outstanding shoutcloud.io service. This can be enabled by adding filter="shoutcloud" as an argument to any of the access functions. And thanks to shoutcloud.io, the result will be LOUD AND CLEAR.

As usual, CRANberries provides a diff to the previous CRAN release. Questions, comments etc should go to the GitHub issue tracker.

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Sun, 11 Jan 2015

rfoaas 0.1.1

A brand new and shiny version of rfoaas is now on CRAN. The rfoaas package provides an interface for R to the most excellent FOAAS service--which provides a modern, scalable and RESTful web service for the frequent need to tell someone to f$#@ off.

There are two (internal) changes of merit in this version. First off, as FOAAS was refactored upstream, we are now forced to supply an accept: text/plain http request header. Which, sadly enough, is not something the url() function in R can do---so we brought in more cavalry and now depend on the httr package by Hadley, and use its GET() method. A second change is that we added a (simple but effective enough) regression test which simply calls all foaas entry points available throug rfoaas, and compares this to the anticipated result. To run it, you need to set an environment variable RunFOAASTests=yes as eg out Travis script does. Finally, we aligned the version number with upstream to signal that we cover all available entry points of that version.

As usual, CRANberries provides a diff to the previous release. Questions, comments etc should go to the GitHub issue tracker.

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Mon, 29 Dec 2014

rfoaas 0.0.5

A new version of rfoaas is now on CRAN. The rfoaas package provides an interface for R to the most excellent FOAAS service--which provides a modern, scalable and RESTful web service for the frequent need to tell someone to eff off.

This version aligns the rfoaas version number with the (at long last) updated upstream version number, and brings a change suggested by Richie Cotton to set the encoding of the returned object.

As usual, CRANberries provides a diff to the previous release. Questions, comments etc should go to the GitHub issue tracker off the GitHub repo.

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Thu, 25 Dec 2014

rfoaas 0.0.4.20141225 -- not on CRAN

A new version of rfoaas was prepared for CRAN, but refused on the grounds of having been updated within 24 hours. Oh well.

To recap, the rfoaas package provides an interface for R to the most excellent FOAAS service -- which provides a modern, scalable and RESTful web service for the frequent need to tell someone to eff off.

And having seen the Christmas Eve (ie December 24) update, upstream immediatly and rather kindly added a new xmas(name, from) function -- so now we could do rfoaas::xmas("CRAN Maintainers") to wish the CRAN Maintainers a very Merry Christmas.

So for once, there is no CRANberries report as the package is not on CRAN :-/ There is of course always GitHub.

Questions, comments etc should go to the GitHub issue tracker off the GitHub repo.

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Wed, 24 Dec 2014

rfoaas 0.0.4.20141224

A new version of rfoaas is now on CRAN. The rfoaas package provides an interface for R to the most excellent FOAAS service -- which provides a modern, scalable and RESTful web service for the frequent need to tell someone to eff off.

This is minor update, affecting only the rfoaas side without changes at the FOAAS backend side. We documented that the result may need an encoding update (at least on the World's leading consumer OS), and now provide a default value for from so that many services can be called argument-less, or at least with one argument less than before. Both of these were suggested by Richie Cotton via issue tickets at the GitHub repo.

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Sat, 13 Dec 2014

rfoaas 0.0.4.20141212

A new version of rfoaas is now on CRAN. The rfoaas package provides an interface for R to the most excellent FOAAS service -- which provides a modern, scalable and RESTful web service for the frequent need to tell someone to eff off.

The FOAAS backend gets updated in spurts, and yesterday a few pull requests were integrated, including one from yours truly. So with that it was time for an update to rfoaas. As the version number upstream did not change (bad, bad, practice) I appended the date the version number.

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