Feb 2 2016
2 min

Devtools 1.10.0

Devtools 1.10.0 is now available on CRAN. Devtools makes package building so easy that a package can become your default way to organise code, data, documentation, and tests. You can learn more about creating your own package in R packages. Install devtools with:

install.packages("devtools")


This version is mostly a collection of bug fixes and minor improvements. For example:

• Devtools employs a new strategy for detecting RTools on windows: we now only check for Rtools if you need to load_all() or build() a package with compiled code. This should make life easier for most windows users.

• Package installation receieved a lot of tweaks from the community. Devtools now makes use of the Additional_repositories field, which is useful if youâ€™re using drat for non-CRAN packages. install_github() is now lazy and wonâ€™t reinstall if the currently installed version is the same as the one on github. Local installs now add git and github metadata, if available.

• use_news_md() adds a (very) basic NEWS.md template. CRAN now accepts NEWS.md files so release() warns if youâ€™ve previously added it to .Rbuilignore.

• use_mit_license() writes the necessary infrastructure to declare that your package is MIT licensed (in a CRAN-compliant way).

• check(cran = TRUE) automatically adds --run-donttest as this is a de facto CRAN standard.

To see the full list of changes, please read the release notes.

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