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From: Oliver Kiddle <opk@zsh.org>
To: Aleksandr Mezin <mezin.alexander@gmail.com>, zsh-workers@zsh.org
Subject: Re: RFC: Remove vcs_info backends cdv, svk, tla? (was: Re: [PATCH v5] vcs_info: choose backend by basedir)
Date: Fri, 26 Nov 2021 10:43:08 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <92014-1637919788.524782@_epd.S6OP.yKlJ> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20211126080927.GA15802@tarpaulin.shahaf.local2>

Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> Aleksandr Mezin wrote on Fri, Jun 04, 2021 at 12:14:21 +0600:
> > +            # * Backends using VCS_INFO_bydir_detect:
> > +            #   bzr, cdv, darcs, fossil, hg, mtn, p4, svn

I don't think bazaar and monotone are exactly still in wide use either.
Bazaar appears to have had a fork (breezy) for Python 3.

> There's https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/gnu-arch/.  It says tla is
> "decommissioned" and hasn't had a release in 16 years.  There's also

It is still packaged in a few distributions but otherwise all signs are
that it is fairly long dead.

> Does anyone still use svk?  It was a "distributed version control for
> Subversion" thing (https://metacpan.org/dist/SVK), but:

I attempted to use it at the time and found it to be more trouble than
it was worth. git-svn was a much better replacement. I really can't
imagine anyone has stuck with it ever since.

> The cdv, svk, tla backends presumably have no remaining users; having
> them at all imposes extra costs on people making «vcs_info»-wide changes;
> and if we remove them, we can always recover them from history if they
> turn out to have users after all.

I agree.

> So, shall we remove these three backends?

In my view, yes.


  reply	other threads:[~2021-11-26  9:44 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-06-04  6:14 [PATCH v5] vcs_info: choose backend by basedir Aleksandr Mezin
2021-06-20 18:52 ` Lawrence Velázquez
2021-07-18 18:42   ` Lawrence Velázquez
2021-07-28 18:00     ` Bart Schaefer
2021-11-23 16:03 ` Aleksandr Mezin
2021-11-26  8:08 ` Daniel Shahaf
2021-11-26  8:09 ` RFC: Remove vcs_info backends cdv, svk, tla? (was: Re: [PATCH v5] vcs_info: choose backend by basedir) Daniel Shahaf
2021-11-26  9:43   ` Oliver Kiddle [this message]
2022-02-20  8:49   ` [PATCH] vcs_info, run-help: Remove Codeville (cdv), svk, GNU arch (tla) Daniel Shahaf

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