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Request for policy ruling - dropping Arch support fom VC?

From: Eric S. Raymond
Subject: Request for policy ruling - dropping Arch support fom VC?
Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2014 18:12:17 -0500 (EST)

I don't know what the project policy is on supporting modes for software that
has been end-of-lifed.  Now I need to know.

Michael Albinus has been working on a test framework for VC.  In the
process, we've discovered that the Arch register method is busted.
I'm pretty sure I didn't do this with my recent changes to VC, that
the arch backend had bitrotted due to changes in Arch.

Arch has been end-of-lifed by its author.  I think I have better
things to do than chase a backward-compatibility problem in a mode for
a VCS that (unlike RCS or SCCS) probably hasn't seen live use in a
decade. Therefore I'd like to solve this problem the simple way, by
dropping Arch support.

What is policy on this sort of thing?
                <a href="http://www.catb.org/~esr/";>Eric S. Raymond</a>

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