Official procedure for feature removal ? / was: Re: Dead code: programs/Xserver/iplan2p[248]

Roland Mainz roland.mainz at
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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