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Re: A proposal for removing obsolete packages

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: A proposal for removing obsolete packages
Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2016 21:54:48 -0500

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  > > Agreed. And that matches our past behavior: we generally purge features
  > > marked obsolete more than 2 major versions ago (tho the condition 
  > > be based on counting major versions but on years, IMO).

  > I like this suggestion as well, and would like to delay purging until after 
  > full major release cycle.

I think we should state that as a lower bound, a minimum period to
wait, not as a default.  To have a default waiting period before
deleting obsolete features would lead us to act rigidly, rather than
considering in each case what is best for the users.

Dr Richard Stallman
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