Official procedure for feature removal ? / was: Re: Dead code: programs/Xserver/iplan2p
roland.mainz at nrubsig.org
Mon Oct 4 18:31:35 PDT 2004
Adam Jackson wrote:
> These three directories appear to be completely abandoned. I can't find any
> reference to them in any of the live configs or Imakefiles. According to
> xf86's CVS history they haven't been substantially modified in eight years.
> Unless someone speaks on their behalf within, say, two weeks, these three are
> getting deleted.
It would be nice if you could file a bug into bugzilla to track that
issue (and for the .../Xserver/ilbm/ code, too) that there is an
official record of the removal.
BTW: What about setting up an official procedure for such a feature
removal similar to what Sun does in Solaris: First they annouce the
removal of a feature ("EOL notice", "EOS notice"(=end-of-support)) in
their release notes and then one of the _following_ releases then
removes it (e.g. there is always one release cycle time for customers to
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