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Re: [PATCH for-5.0 3/4] Remove the core bluetooth code

From: Thomas Huth
Subject: Re: [PATCH for-5.0 3/4] Remove the core bluetooth code
Date: Thu, 6 Feb 2020 07:49:15 +0100
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On 05/02/2020 19.53, Aleksandar Markovic wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 5, 2020 at 7:03 PM Aleksandar Markovic
> <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> The deprecation policy is primarily intended for notifying of changes
>>> to QEMU's stable interfaces ( CLI, HMP, QMP) which affect behaviour
>>> and usage of QEMU at runtime & are liable to break apps managing
>>> QEMU.
>>> Changes to build time options have no strong reason to be subjected to
>>> the deprecation process.
>> This sounds reasonable to me.
>> But: Should our deprecation policy be clearer on what is subject to
>> our deprecation procedure, and what is not?
>> Regards,
>> Aleksandar
> And, there is even a section devoted to the build system in
> https://qemu.weilnetz.de/doc/qemu-doc.html#Deprecated-features :
>     B.10 Build system
>     B.10.1 Python 2 support (since 4.1.0)
>     In the future, QEMU will require Python 3 to be available at build
> time. Support for Python 2 in scripts shipped with QEMU is deprecated.
> The wording above comes from the file in our source tree: 
> qemu-deprecated.texi .
> Shouldn't the cases like "--enable-blues" be documented here? I think
> the deprecation of bluetooth devices support should have included a
> short section on involved configure options here.
> Why is Python 2 support different to "--enable-blues" support? There
> should not be some unknown and arbitrary criterium what do and what
> doesn't come in this subsection.
> Or, if our build system is not subject to our deprecation policy, than
> what is the entire subsection "B.10 Build system" doing here, in
> section "Deprecated features"?

See here:


i.e. the section was here rather by "accident". It will be removed once
my "qemu-deprecated: Remove text about Python 2" patch hits the master


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