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Re: A proposal for removing obsolete packages

From: John Wiegley
Subject: Re: A proposal for removing obsolete packages
Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2016 23:25:47 -0800
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>>>>> Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

> 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.

I'm quite OK with being flexible about when we feel it's time to delete old

To summarize the final position: Once code has been in "obsolete" for a
complete release cycle, removal may be recommended by those who feel it's time
for the code to go. Once it's truly gone, any bugs against it and remaining
documentation can follow.

John Wiegley                  GPG fingerprint = 4710 CF98 AF9B 327B B80F
http://newartisans.com                          60E1 46C4 BD1A 7AC1 4BA2

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