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Re: [Qemu-devel] Proposal for deprecating unsupported host OSes & archit

From: Peter Maydell
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Proposal for deprecating unsupported host OSes & architecutures
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:48:32 +0000

On 17 March 2017 at 10:30, Thomas Huth <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 17.03.2017 11:15, Peter Maydell wrote:
>> On 17 March 2017 at 10:12, Daniel P. Berrange <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> In the mail thread two months back Sean Bruno did suggest he might like
>>> to just start over with bsd-user:
>>>   https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2017-01/msg00171.html
>>> So perhaps someone should just ping him to see if he objects to us
>>> deleting bsd-usr now (on off chance he's got patches nearly ready to
>>> fix it)
>> It's because Sean is (on-and-off) still around that I'm not
>> very inclined to delete bsd-user. We actually have somebody
>> who cares about the code, which means we should move it into
>> tier 1, not dump it into tier 3 and delete.
> OK, fair, but even Sean was suggesting to purge the old code first ...
> so maybe we should just do so and start with a new bsd-user folder when
> he is ready?

That's not so great for the other BSDs, and I'm not convinced that
"here's a huge pile of code" is going to be easier to review than
the incremental changes.

(It's the "what's easiest to review" part I think is most important.)

-- PMM

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