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accept alternative maintainer email for build_win #800

maxheld83 opened this Issue May 14, 2015 · 5 comments


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maxheld83 commented May 14, 2015

I'm guessing this is a common scenario:

  1. I'm working on a fork of some maintainer's R project
  2. I'm ready to open a PR and want to make sure that it passes R CMD Check on all platforms ...
  3. ... so I use the great build_win
  4. ... and realize a couple of seconds too late that the resulting email will be sent to the maintainer of the project.

Would be nice to specify an alternative email address to build_win as an argument.


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wch commented May 14, 2015

Win-builder simply uses the maintainer's email address, so this would require modification to the DESCRIPTION file before uploading.

I do agree that in general that something like this would be useful - perhaps a confirmation prompt that says "message will be sent to", before uploading the package?


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krlmlr commented Jun 9, 2015

We could use as.person(eval(parse(text=getOption(""))))$email as e-mail address, and perhaps a prompt (in interactive mode) or an argument that allows overriding the maintainer's mail address (for scripting). Not sure if this will make everybody happy, though.


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hadley commented Jun 19, 2015

I think it would be fine as an argument to build_win(). But modifying the DESCRIPTION file is a pain.


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hadley commented Sep 2, 2015

I'd be happy to accept a PR that implemented this.


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