bugGNU troff - Bugs: bug #62916, list things to deprecate


bug #62916: list things to deprecate

Submitter:  Dave <barx>
Submitted:  Fri 19 Aug 2022 07:42:46 AM UTC
Category:  General Severity:  1 - Wish
Item Group:  Documentation Status:  None
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Fri 19 Aug 2022 09:00:42 AM UTC, comment #1: 

For deprecation consideration: In bug #54461, one developer characterizes hdtbl as "totally unmaintained" and another says "If the component is totally unmaintained then we should drop it from the groff distribution."

Dave <barx>
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Fri 19 Aug 2022 07:42:46 AM UTC, original submission:  

As posted in bug #59425:

    ...things to retire after 1.23.0.  Maybe we should make an official list of these, and include it in the release notes so people have as much warning as possible.  ("If you use this stuff, speak up now.")

This seems to not have its own ticket yet, so here one is.

(I don't actually see anything labeled "release notes" in past releases.  The NEWS file comes closest, though it's cumulative instead of release-specific.  It also (historically) has only covered changes to specific releases, not future directions.  But there's no reason it couldn't contain a list such as Branden proposes, and it seems the best fit for it within the existing file layout.)

Dave <barx>
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