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

Jay Cotton Jay.Cotton at Sun.COM
Mon Oct 4 21:21:20 PDT 2004

Roland Mainz wrote:
> 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.

There was email stating the code was still in use by at lease one

> 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
> scream&rant)).
> ----
> Bye,
> Roland

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