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Re: [Qemu-devel] [qemu-web PATCH v2] Add a blog post about deprecation o

From: Paolo Bonzini
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [qemu-web PATCH v2] Add a blog post about deprecation of old interfaces and features
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2017 11:15:37 +0200
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On 10/08/2017 10:46, Thomas Huth wrote:
> Now that we've got a list of deprecated interfaces/features in the QEMU
> documentation, it is time to draw some more public attention to our plans
> of removing certain interfaces/features in future releases.
> Signed-off-by: Thomas Huth <address@hidden>
> ---
>  v2: Use a link to the qemu-doc instead of pointing to the Wiki
>  _posts/2017-08-10-deprecation.md | 26 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>  1 file changed, 26 insertions(+)
>  create mode 100644 _posts/2017-08-10-deprecation.md
> diff --git a/_posts/2017-08-10-deprecation.md 
> b/_posts/2017-08-10-deprecation.md
> new file mode 100644
> index 0000000..784fb79
> --- /dev/null
> +++ b/_posts/2017-08-10-deprecation.md
> @@ -0,0 +1,26 @@
> +---
> +layout: post
> +title:  "Deprecation of old parameters and features"
> +date:   2017-08-10 10:45:00 +0200
> +author: Thomas Huth
> +categories: [features, 'web site']
> +---
> +QEMU has a lot of interfaces (like command line options or HMP commands) and
> +old features (like certain devices) which are considered as deprecated
> +since other more generic or better interfaces/features have been established
> +instead. While the QEMU developers are generally trying to keep each QEMU
> +release compatible with the previous ones, the old legacy sometimes gets into
> +the way when developing new code and/or causes quite some burden of 
> maintaining
> +it.
> +
> +Thus we are currently considering to get rid of some of the old interfaces
> +and features in a future release and have started to collect a list of such
> +old items in our
> +[QEMU 
> documentation](https://qemu.weilnetz.de/doc/qemu-doc.html#Deprecated-features).
> +If you are running QEMU directly, please have a look at this deprecation
> +chapter of the QEMU documentation to see whether you are still using one of
> +these old interfaces or features, so you can adapt your setup to use the new
> +interfaces/features instead. Or if you rather think that one of the items
> +should *not* be removed from QEMU at all, please speak up on the
> +[qemu-devel mailing list](http://wiki.qemu.org/Contribute/MailingLists)
> +to explain why the interface or feature is still required.

Pushed, thanks.


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