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To: Thomas Anderson <gentoofan23@g.o>
From: Doug Goldstein <cardoe@g.o>
Subject: Re: Question I had while writing my devmanual patch about eclasses
Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2009 15:23:44 -0500
On Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 6:01 PM, Thomas Anderson<gentoofan23@g.o> wrote:
> While writing the devmanual patch that I agreed to write for removal of
> eclasses I came across the very vague definition of "deprecating"
> eclasses before removal. Ulrich(last name ommitted to avoid stabbing ;-) )
> and we came up with the following for the process of deprecating an
> eclass:
>
> a. make sure nothing in the tree uses it any more
> b. announce deprecation on -dev
> c. put a warning in pkg_setup
> d. add a line containing exactly "# @DEAD" for vapier's man pages
>
> Please vote so we don't have to go over this in a meeting. I personally
> am fine with it, but my vote matters little.
>
> --
> ---------
> Thomas Anderson
> Gentoo Developer
> /////////
> Areas of responsibility:
> AMD64, Secretary to the Gentoo Council
> ---------
>

Looks good from here. ++

-- 
Doug Goldstein


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