From: Oliver Kiddle <email@example.com> To: Aleksandr Mezin <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com 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. Oliver
next prev parent 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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