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== Brief summary of this project ==
The aim of this project is to create scripts that automate the process
of overlay creation/maintenance for R packages from repositories such
as CRAN and Bioconductor.
For the ebuild creation of a single package one needs to extract the
package, copy-paste data from its description file to the ebuild and
look up dependencies, which is time-consuming.
Although trivial for a few number of packages, this is practically
impossible to do by hand for repositories like CRAN (> 3500 packages),
especially 'cause it also requires tracking changes (new / updated /
The solution is to automate that process and this is what this project is about.
== Progress of this week ==
* added remote syncing (via rsync) and the possibility to use local
directories for overlay creation
* added some dependency resolution logic: 'R (>= 2.15)' is now
recognized as '>=dev-lang/R-2.15' etc.
* did a first test run (creating ebuilds for CRAN) and fixed some
issues like illegal ebuild names ("AMAP.Seq" etc.)
I'm on schedule.
== Plans for the next week ==
* do more testing
* write a main script