Felipe Contreras <felipe.contre...@gmail.com> wrote: > Eric Wong wrote: > > Felipe Contreras <felipe.contre...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > No updates since 2010, and no tests. > > > > Who benefits from this removal? Is this causing a maintenance > > burden for Junio? > > It is cruft that nobody uses and we are not even testing.
We do not know nobody uses it. I have old GNU Arch projects I have not looked at in a decade. There is a small chance I may use archimport again (whether for nostalgia or contractual/legal reasons). Of course I know to extract archimport from history, but someone in the future may not know the existence of it. > > > Plus, foreign SCM tools should live out-of-tree anyway. > > > > Even if so, there ought to be a transitionary period in case there are > > any users. We would need to warn potential users of its impending > > removal in the documentation and at runtime. > > All right, so you are OK with adding deprecation warnings whenever the > tool is run, and a note in the documentation? No, I am not convinced existing foreign SCM tools should move out-of-tree. Perhaps something like the following would be helpful: Warning: Like GNU Arch, git-archimport is unmaintained. Please contact us at email@example.com in case you run into problems, want to help, or just want to tell us it still works. -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html