covrpage can help you choose whether to trust a package. As a potential user of a package whose repo or website features a
covrpage report, this vignette will help you understand how can you use that information to make an informed decision on:
whether to use the package at all, or right now;
whether to stay away from some of its functionalities for the time being?
As a package developer, this same information can help you assess what trustworthiness your own package is radiating.
(i.e. a green Travis badge)
Now, in the
(i.e. a red Travis badge)
you’ll see a disclaimer at the top if tests failed, see this example.
look at (table 1) for the approximate distribution of coverage to see where it stands in the development (also have a look at the main README to see it contains a lifecycle or repo status badge)
find where the failed tests are located in (table 2), if failing tests are the reason for the build failure. Icons will help you locate them, see this example.
look at the expectations from (table 3) and have a better informed decision on whether to use that package and to know what functionality to stay away from.
This should help you having an idea of what to expect from the developer of the package going forward what is going to be fixed.