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Re: [PATCH] qemu-deprecated: Remove text about Python 2

From: John Snow
Subject: Re: [PATCH] qemu-deprecated: Remove text about Python 2
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 12:16:32 -0500
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On 1/15/20 11:04 AM, Markus Armbruster wrote:
> Daniel P. Berrangé <address@hidden> writes:
>> On Tue, Jan 14, 2020 at 11:08:16AM +0100, Thomas Huth wrote:
>>> On 13/01/2020 23.36, John Snow wrote:
>>>> Right now, we don't
>>>> really have these docs hosted in a searchable way online in a
>>>> per-version format. Once the notice is gone, it's gone from the mirror.
>>>> I removed some bitmap functionality not too long ago and I created a
>>>> "Recently Removed" section as a bit of a troubleshooting guide should it
>>>> be needed.
>>>> - Do we want this section?
>>>> - Should I remove it?
>>>> - Can we add historical docs to the website to see previous deprecated
>>>> docs in a searchable manner?
>>> I also once started a page in the Wiki here:
>>>  https://wiki.qemu.org/Features/RemovedFeatures
>>> ... but apparently, it did not get enough attention yet, otherwise you
>>> would have noticed it before introducing the new chapter into the
>>> qemu-doc ...
>>> We definitely need one spot where we can document removed features. I
>>> don't mind which way we do it, either the qemu-doc or the wiki, but we
>>> should unify on one of the two. I guess the qemu-doc is the better place
>>> since we are tracking the deprecated features there already and one more
>>> or less just has to move the text to the other chapter when things get
>>> finally removed?
>> Yeah, I've said in the past that we should not be deleting deprecations
>> from the docs entirely.
>> If you look at GTK docs for example, you'll see they keep a record of
>> all incompatible or noteworth changes between release:
>>   https://developer.gnome.org/gtk3/stable/gtk-migrating-3-x-to-y.html
>> IMHO, we should follow this and have an appendix of removed features,
>> with sub-sections per QEMU release listing each removed feature. Thus
>> deprecation docs just get moved to this appendix at the right time.
> This is exactly the "Recently Removed" appendix John added in commit
> 3264ffced3d.
> Now we need a sucker^Wvolunteer to restore all the stuff we dropped from
> appendix "Deprecated features" to this appendix.  John, you were
> incautious enough to signal you care; what about you?

Can add to the pile, but admittedly I am a little backlogged trying to
recover from the holidays. I can't promise any time to it right this minute.

I can try next week, if I don't forget.

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