The data in this table stems from our querying ftp://cran.r-project.org/incoming/. We update it every hour. See below for a description of each folder meaning.
CRAN review workflow
Your package will be stored in a different folder depending on its current state in the review process. The exact meaning of each folder is detailed in an article from the R Journal as well as in another article from the same journal:
inspect: this is your first submission or the automated tests found an error that requires human review.
newbies: a specific queue for the manual inspection of first time CRAN submissions.
pending: the CRAN maintainers are waiting for an action on your side. You should check your emails!
waiting: packages for which the CRAN team waits for an answer from the maintainer.
pretest: the CRAN maintainers restarted automated tests on your package to see whether an issue has been fixed by your action or is still here.
recheck: your package seems ready for publication. This step checks whether reverse dependencies will still work after the update.
publish: you’re all set! Your package has passed the review process and will soon be available on CRAN.
This information is summarised in the following diagram by Hadley Wickham, available in the cran-stages Github repository:
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