[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Request for policy ruling - dropping Arch support fom VC?

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Request for policy ruling - dropping Arch support fom VC?
Date: Fri, 05 Dec 2014 23:53:02 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> 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.

As usual the answer is "it depends".  I was planning to move vc-arch.el
to the lisp/obsolete subdirectory, but as for dropping support outright,
I'm not completely sure because I don't know if some project might still be
using Arch or not.

> 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.

It should be pretty easy to check if Emacs-24.4's vc-arch.el works right.

I suggest to keep vc-arch.el on life-support with minimal efforts: only
update the code "in the obvious way", just so that if someone were to
come and complain that Arch doesn't work any more, it should be
reasonably easy to fix it.


reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]