I’ve just watched Gabors talk about pkg from Rstudio::conf (https://resources.rstudio.com/rstudio-conf-2019/pkgman-a-fresh-approach-to-package-installation), and it seems to have some attractive features compared to the relative hassle that packrat is right now. Can this package live beside packrat, or will it replace it?
Packrat's main task is around library management, which
pkg currently does not do. We are actively working on a complimentary package to
pkg do handle library management, stay tuned! The package is not quite ready for public testing, but you can follow RStudio's GitHub repo, and I'll make a not to announce the public beta here.