Re: ORBit/bonobo deprecation?
- From: Kjartan Maraas <kmaraas broadpark no>
- To: Peter Parente <pparent us ibm com>
- Cc: Ariel Rios <ariel gnu org>, release-team gnome org, George Kraft <gk4 us ibm com>, Larry Weiss <lweiss us ibm com>
- Subject: Re: ORBit/bonobo deprecation?
- Date: Tue, 22 May 2007 22:18:11 +0200
tir, 22.05.2007 kl. 08.55 -0400, skrev Peter Parente:
> >> Maybe some words on the wiki clarifying what the b&C deprecation means
> >> would be beneficial?
> > That would be the right thing to do.
> Great. Can someone from the release team include what Elijah said about
> continuing to release bug fixes, deprecated not implying unsupported, etc.
> to the http://live.gnome.org/TwoPointNineteen/Platform page? There is a
> brief note there already, but the clarifications would be appreciated.
Isn't that what's there already?
"The following modules are heading towards planned deprecation. They
will continue to be supported and API/ABI stable throughout the GNOME
2.x series, but we do not recommend using them in new applications
unless you require functionality that has not already been moved
elsewhere. Check the ProjectRidley page for more details about upcoming
changes to our platform."
What text do you want to add here?
deprecated != unsupported?
> Peter Parente
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> Kjartan Maraas <kmaraas broadpark no>
> 05/22/2007 03:27 AM
> Peter Parente/Raleigh/IBM IBMUS
> Elijah Newren <newren gmail com>, Ariel Rios <ariel gnu org>,
> release-team gnome org, George Kraft/Austin/IBM IBMUS, Larry
> Weiss/Austin/IBM IBMUS
> Re: ORBit/bonobo deprecation?
> man, 21.05.2007 kl. 23.20 -0400, skrev Peter Parente:
> > > Also, note that deprecated != unsupported.
> > I think this is the key point. Can you clarify the distinction? Does
> > !unsupported mean module maintainers for bonobo, ORBit, and language
> > bindings are still actively accepting patches and fixing bugs as they
> Most definitely accepting patches and fixing bugs when they show up. I
> don't think anyone is deeply involved in fixing long standing issues
> that take a large amount of work, but we've been releasing bug fixes on
> a regular basis up to 2.18.0 at least. No reason why we should stop
> doing that now.
> > filed? Does deprecated simply mean new libraries should not begin using
> > b&C? More importantly, is the GNOME community at large aware of this
> > distinction? I get the feeling that deprecated -> unsupported to many
> > people without explicit verbiage stating otherwise.
> I have always had the impression that deprecated means not encouraging
> new users, but it seems we should clarify that since there seems to be
> confusion around this issue.
> > Maybe some words on the wiki clarifying what the b&C deprecation means
> > would be beneficial?
> That would be the right thing to do.
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