Why is Bioconductor telling me to add an unreleased dependency of R 4.1 in my package ?
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Hello!

My build report for my package is giving me the following warning:

WARNING: Update R version dependency from 4.0 to 4.1

But R 4.1 hasn't even been released yet so technically, adding a dependency of R 4.1 would make it impossible to install anywhere. Then why is the build report telling me to do that ?

Thank you for your help.

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What is the name of your package?

R 4.1 is available as R-devel. We currently use R 4.1 on our devel builders in preparation for the CRAN R 4.1 release occurring this spring.

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It's called APAlog.

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shepherl 2.6k
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Yes and your package is in the review process. All new packages are first added to our devel branch and officially released under the next scheduled release (the next occurring in the next few months once CRAN announces their release date). Bioconductor packages and releases are associated with a particular version of R; for the Spring release this is the newly released CRAN version therefore for testing and leading up to the release we have R-devel on all our devel builders. This is currently 4.1 and advertised as R-devel and downloaded via CRAN so it is available for use. We cannot guarantee backwards compatibility with past versions of R and the R releases can vary greatly. This is why we are encouraging the 4.1 over 4.0 dependency when reviewing your package. You can request your reviewer to allow an exception (which may or may not be granted depending on the circumstances)

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