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Re: Policy to remove obsolete packages

From: Pjotr Prins
Subject: Re: Policy to remove obsolete packages
Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2019 12:51:13 +0100
User-agent: NeoMutt/20170113 (1.7.2)

On Mon, Feb 04, 2019 at 12:16:12PM +0100, Björn Höfling wrote:
> Hi Guix,
> on Guix-Days we had no more time in the QA track to talk about obsolete
> packages.
> In the FOSDEM-talk by Frederic Crozat (SuSE) about Distributions, he
> mentioned their approach which I find good to adapt:
> If a package is broken for more than 6 months, we should just remove it
> from Guix. Prior to removing, we should announce on the dev mailing
> list, maybe someone will care about it then. If there is no response
> within 2 weeks, we really remove it.
> What do you think?


It would also be nice to add an OBSOLETE/DEPRECATE tag or comment
which can be removed when a package works again. This could be made
visible as metadata. Maybe even link it with debbugs.


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