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Should footer include pkgdown version? #876

hadley opened this Issue Nov 8, 2018 · 2 comments


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hadley commented Nov 8, 2018

(including sha if installed from GitHub)

This would make it easier to quickly verify that a bug report is for the latest version.

@jayhesselberth what do you think?

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jayhesselberth commented Nov 8, 2018

Sounds reasonable to me. I would suggest something like:

For sites built with CRAN pkgdown: Site built with pkgdown (1.1.0)
For sites build with a dev version: Site built with pkgdown (

And maybe the versions should link to CRAN or to the specific github version?


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hadley commented Nov 12, 2018

If we do this, it's basically the kiss of death for reviewing html diffs in pkgdown itself. Are you ok with that?

@hadley hadley closed this in 11facef Nov 20, 2018

@hadley hadley added this to the pkgdown 1.2.0 milestone Nov 20, 2018

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