remotes 2.0.2 2018-10-30

  • install_deps() now installs un-installed remotes packages even when upgrade = "never" (@ankane, #227)

  • install_version() now removes metadata added as a byproduct of using install_url() internally() (#224)

  • install() now avoids converting warnings to errors if R_REMOTES_NO_ERRORS_FROM_WARNINGS is unset and _R_CHECK_FORCE_SUGGESTS_=false. This avoids failures due to Suggested packages potentially being missing.

  • install_bitbucket() now works properly with packages in subdirectories (#220)

  • install_deps() now installs un-installed packages even when upgrade = "never" (#218)

remotes 2.0.1 2018-10-19

  • install_github() now bundles a GitHub PAT which is used on Travis to avoid hitting the rate limit too frequently. It also contains a more informative error message when the rate limit is hit on how to setup a GitHub personal access token.

  • The dialog when upgrade = "ask" now has a ‘CRAN only’ option, to update only CRAN packages.

  • No longer include project specific .Rprofile code in the temporary .Rprofile when R_REMOTES_NO_ERRORS_FROM_WARNINGS=false (the default).

  • update.package_deps() no longer prompts to install uninstalled dependencies, they are always installed (#203).

  • available_packages(), available_packages_set() and available_packges_reset() added to allow caching of the available.packages() database.

remotes 2.0.0 2018-10-11

Breaking changes

  • install_github()’s previously deprecated username argument has been removed. (#142)

  • install_deps()’s threads argument has been removed, use the Ncpus argument instead (#153, #154)

  • install_git()’s branch argument has been renamed to ref and branch has been deprecated.

New features

  • remotes now builds packages by default before installing them. This step uses the pkgbuild package, if avilable. If not, it calls R CMD build directly.

  • New install_dev() to install the development version of a CRAN package, based on the URL and BugReports fields in the DESCRIPTION file (#144).

  • install_()* functions now temporally put Rtools on the PATH when necessary, as long as the pkgbuild package is installed.

  • remotes can be forced to use only its internal code by setting the environment variable R_REMOTES_STANDALONE = “true”. This is useful when installing optional dependencies of remotes on Windows, such as curl or git2r (#147)

  • When installing, remotes now errors on warnings, to catch cases where packages are only partially installed. This often happens on windows when the package dll is opened in another R process (#113).

  • install_() functions now pass arguments, including authentication information and upgrade down to dependencies (#53, #86, #87).

  • install_() functions allow the seclection of a subset of packages to upgrade, in interactive mode, when upgrade = "ask".

  • install_git() now supports passing credentials, when it is used with git = "git2r" (#106)

  • install_() functions now return the name of the package(s) which were installed (#55).

  • git submodules are now installed if they exist and a git client is available (#138, #133, #103, #82).

  • New install_gitlab() and install_bioc() functions, to install gitlab and bioc remote types.

  • remotes now uses the same SHA updating logic for remotes as devtools, including checking if the SHA of the remote has changed since the last istallation. (#135)

  • install_url() can now install package binaries on windows (r-lib/devtools#1765)

Minor improvements and fixes

  • install_deps() et al. now do not rewrite the type argument from both to binary to allow falling back to source. This fixes various installation failures.

  • remotes now looks up GitHub package names locally, if possible, and uses the GitHub REST API (if the curl package is available, and not in standalone mode). This makes the remote lookup about 10x faster when the remote package has not changed since the last install.

  • Using a GITHUB_PAT no longer prints diagnostic messages by default (r-lib/devtools#1752).

  • remotes now always uses https URLs for R versions that support them (@ankane, #139)

  • Do not include the BioCextra repository in versions after it was deprecated (R 3.5+, Bioc 3.6+).

  • install_() functions now download tarballs (.tar.gz) files rather than zip archives (.zip). This results in generally smaller files and avoids issues with script permissions being lost and strange behavior of some external unzip programs on Windows (#96).

  • Dependency parsing is now more robust to whitespace around the dependency specifications (#73).

  • standardise_dep() exported, for use in devtools.

  • install_local() now defaults to the current directory.

  • install_bitbucket() now correctly supports authentication, and the subdir argument.

  • install_() functions give a helpful warning when the package has long path names, on Windows. In this case building the package usually fails. (#84, #178).

  • install_() functions have now a more robust way of handling various tar programs on Windows (#172).

  • install_() functions now give a helpful warning on older R versions, on Windows, if R.home() contains a space character. Installation usually fails in this case.

  • GitHub API errors now give better error messages, including data about the API rate limits.

remotes 1.1.1 2017-12-20

  • Accept HTTPS, SSH, or various browser URLs in GitHub repo specification, @jennybc, #90, #109, #112

remotes 1.1.0 2017-07-09

  • URL encode GitHub references, to allow installing from non-alphanumeric branch or tags, @krlmlr #38

  • Better cooperation with proxy servers, and better download method selection on Windows, @cderv, #45, #46

  • install_deps() supports tar balls, #47

  • Allow training slash in GitHub repo specification, #54

  • Work around on some Linux systems, where unzip is set to the empty string, @HenrikBengtsson, #57

  • Check for circular dependencies while installing, #31

  • Updated BioConductor repo URLs for newer BioC versions

remotes 1.0.0 2016-09-10

First public release.