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From: "Michał Górny" <mgorny@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Cc: "Michał Górny" <mgorny@g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-dev] [PATCH] fdo-mime.eclass: Mark the eclass as deprecated
Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 13:20:41
The GNOME team has committed the xdg-utils.eclass serving exactly
the same purpose as fdo-mime.eclass, supposedly with the goal of
replacing it. However, it seems that they have never bothered to
actually hint the deprecation in the fdo-mime.eclass in any way.
As a result, developers are still adding references to this eclass
instead of using xdg-utils or xdg, and/or not working towards replacing

Add an explicit deprecation notice to the fdo-mime.eclass to make it
clear that the eclass should not be used in new packages, and what
the replacement eclasses are.
 eclass/fdo-mime.eclass | 4 +++-
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/eclass/fdo-mime.eclass b/eclass/fdo-mime.eclass
index b3b096d154e7..8e51d8a69df1 100644
--- a/eclass/fdo-mime.eclass
+++ b/eclass/fdo-mime.eclass
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
-# Copyright 1999-2011 Gentoo Foundation
+# Copyright 1999-2017 Gentoo Foundation
 # Distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License v2
 # @ECLASS: fdo-mime.eclass
@@ -7,6 +7,8 @@
 # Original author: foser <foser@g.o>
 # @BLURB: Utility eclass to update the desktop mime info as laid out in the freedesktop specs & implementations
+# This eclass is DEPRECATED. Please use xdg-utils or xdg instead.
 # @FUNCTION: fdo-mime_desktop_database_update