On Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 11:20:25PM +0100, Dominik Vogt wrote:
> While the enthusiasm to remove outdated stuff (strokes, Xinerama,
> colourmaps, old parser etc.) is an important step towards a
> maintainable and nice future fvwm3, there are certainly some old
> systems still running that use some obscure features.
> In order to not alienate long time users from fvwm we may need to
> make a clean cut at some time:
> * Up to version X, the old feature set and syntax is supported
> "forever". There won't be any new features anymore, but if
> need be, we'll look into fixes like to new library versions and
> such, so that the old version will continue to run on old boxes.
> Patches fixing such problems are welcome, and once in a while a
> new maintenance release is made.
> * From version X+1 onwards, no guarantees are made about
> continued support of obscure features, until there's an
> official fvwm-3.0.
> Is that doable? WIth X == 2.6.7? (Of course this is all depends
> on people actually doing that work.)
It's doable from a code/maintenance point of view, yes. But I hope that
there's no real expectation that developers or future developers (chance would
be a fine thing!) who might be working on this mythical fvwm-3, should care
Oh, and I love the idea---but I am incredibly skpetical about it coming to
fruition, given that there are so few people developing fvwm these days.
But, yeah, I'm all for this.
-- Thomas Adam