A.1 0.3.0

  • 2019-10-03, include in the approval template that maintainers should include link to the docs.ropensci.org/pkg site (ropensci/dev_guide#191)

  • 2019-09-26, add instructions for handling editors to nominate packages for blog posts (ropensci/dev_guide#180)

  • 2019-09-26, add chapter on changing package maintainers (ropensci/dev_guide#128) (ropensci/dev_guide#194)

  • 2019-09-26, update Slack room to use for editors (ropensci/dev_guide#193)

  • 2019-09-11, update instructions in README for rendering the book locally (ropensci/dev_guide#192)

  • 2019-08-05, update JOSS submission instructions (ropensci/dev_guide#187)

  • 2019-07-22, break “reproducibility” category in policies into component parts. (ropensci/software-review-meta#81)

  • 2019-06-18, add link to rOpenSci community call “Security for R” to security chapter.

  • 2019-06-17, fix formatting of Appendices B-D in the pdf version of the book (bug report by @IndrajeetPatil, #179)

  • 2019-06-17, add suggestion to use R Markdown hunks approach when the README and the vignette share content. (ropensci/dev_guide#161)

  • 2019-06-17, add mention of central building of documentation websites.

  • 2019-06-13, add explanations of CRAN checks. (ropensci/dev_guide#177)

  • 2019-06-13, add mentions of the rodev helper functions where relevant.

  • 2019-06-13, add recommendation about using cat for str.*() methods. RStudio assumes that str uses cat, if not when loading an R object the str prints to the console in RStudio and doesn’t show the correct object structure in the properties. ([@mattfidler] (https://github.com/mattfidler/) #178)

  • 2019-06-12, add more details about git flow.

  • 2019-06-12, remove recommendation about roxygen2 dev version since the latest stable version has what is needed. (@bisaloo, #165)

  • 2019-06-11, add mention of usethis functions for adding testing or vignette infrastructure in the part about dependencies in the package building guide.

  • 2019-06-10, use the new URL for the dev guide, https://devguide.ropensci.org/

  • 2019-05-27, add more info about the importance of the repo being recognized as a R package by linguist (@bisaloo, #172)

  • 2019-05-22, update all links eligible to HTTPS and update links to the latest versions of Hadley Wickham and Jenny Bryan’s books (@bisaloo, #167)

  • 2019-05-15, add book release guidance for editors. (ropensci/dev_guide#152)

A.2 0.2.0

  • 2019-05-23, add CRAN gotcha: in the Description field of your DESCRIPTION file, enclose URLs in angle brackets.

  • 2019-05-13, add more content to the chapter about contributing.

  • 2019-05-13, add more precise instructions about blog posts to approval template for editors.

  • 2019-05-13, add policies allowing using either <- or = within a package as long as the whole package is consistent.

  • 2019-05-13, add request for people to tell us if they use our standards/checklists when reviewing software elsewhere.

  • 2019-04-29, add requirement and advice on testing packages using devel and oldrel R versions on Travis.

  • 2019-04-23, add a sentence about why being generous with attributions and more info about ctb vs aut.

  • 2019-04-23, add link to Daniel Nüst’s notes about migration from XML to xml2.

  • 2019-04-22, add use of rOpenSci forum to maintenance section.

  • 2019-04-22, ask reviewer for consent to be added to DESCRIPTION in review template.

  • 2019-04-22, use a darker blue for links (feedback by @kwstat, #138).

  • 2019-04-22, add book cover.

  • 2019-04-08, improve formatting and link text in README (@katrinleinweber, #137)

  • 2019-03-25, add favicon (@wlandau, #136).

  • 2019-03-21, improve Travis CI guidance, including link to examples. (@mpadge, #135)

  • 2019-02-07, simplify code examples in Package Evolution section (maintenance_evolution.Rmd file) (@hadley, #129).

  • 2019-02-07, added a PDF file to export (request by @IndrajeetPatil, #131).

A.3 0.1.5

  • 2019-02-01, created a .zenodo.json to explicitly set editors as authors.

A.4 First release 0.1.0

  • 2019-01-23, add details about requirements for packages running on all major platforms and added new section to package categories.

  • 2019-01-22, add details to the guide for authors about the development stage at which to submit a package.

  • 2018-12-21, inclusion of an explicit policy for conflict of interest (for reviewers and editors).

  • 2018-12-18, added more guidance for editor on how to look for reviewers.

  • 2018-12-04, onboarding was renamed Software Peer Review.

A.5 place-holder 0.0.1

  • Added a NEWS.md file to track changes to the book.