In the current
GenomicFeatures package (Bioc 3.2),
makeTxDbPackage uses the "Data source" metadata to set the Provider and ProviderVersion fields of the txdb template, even though these should sometimes (always?) be different. Could this be fixed for Bioc 3.3?
Moreover, it would help if
makeTxDbFromGFF had arguments allowing the user to specify these provider meta-data.
makeTxDbPackage, the SOURCEURL field of the txdb template should also be filled by "Resource URL" if it exists, whether or not the txdb object was made from the UCSC or BioMart.
ps: here is a link to the relevant code on Bioc's GitHub mirror