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From "Rana Dasgupta" <rdasg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [drlvm] Is it time to say goodbye to dear friend GC v4?
Date Fri, 03 Nov 2006 20:13:28 GMT
Yes, I actually think that setting an announced date for taking away
deprecated features is a good idea Mikhail. IMHO, dead code also creates
some risk.




On 11/3/06, Mikhail Fursov <mike.fursov@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On 11/3/06, Geir Magnusson Jr. <geir@pobox.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> > From that argument, I'm now against dropping GCv4, if you actually get
> > use out of it for verification of threading or other important issues.
> >
> > Yes, you can always take older revisions, but that's a pain, and if that
> > is a "speedbump" that prevents you from doing those extra tests or
> > verifications, I'd rather keep it around as a convenience for you. :)
> >
> > Seriously - if you need it, lets keep it.
> >
>
> I have an idea:
> The is an incubation process to accept new projects to Apache. Why not to
> introduce something like "farewell" process in Harmony that is "reversed
> incubation" :) ?
> So the idea is: we all agree that ComponentX is out of date and we should
> drop it. We can announce that we will drop it in a N months. This will be
> a
> signal for everyone to remove any dependencies (like we have today for
> GCv4)
> in other components during this period.
>
> If it is OK we can say that we drop GCv4 in 01/2007 and leave it in the
> trunk without additional support today .
>
> --
> Mikhail Fursov
>
>

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