Now that we've got a list of deprecated interfaces/features in the QEMU documentation, it is time to draw some more public attention to our plans of removing certain interfaces/features in future releases.
Signed-off-by: Thomas Huth <th...@redhat.com> --- v2: Use a link to the qemu-doc instead of pointing to the Wiki _posts/2017-08-10-deprecation.md | 26 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 1 file changed, 26 insertions(+) create mode 100644 _posts/2017-08-10-deprecation.md diff --git a/_posts/2017-08-10-deprecation.md b/_posts/2017-08-10-deprecation.md new file mode 100644 index 0000000..784fb79 --- /dev/null +++ b/_posts/2017-08-10-deprecation.md @@ -0,0 +1,26 @@ +--- +layout: post +title: "Deprecation of old parameters and features" +date: 2017-08-10 10:45:00 +0200 +author: Thomas Huth +categories: [features, 'web site'] +--- +QEMU has a lot of interfaces (like command line options or HMP commands) and +old features (like certain devices) which are considered as deprecated +since other more generic or better interfaces/features have been established +instead. While the QEMU developers are generally trying to keep each QEMU +release compatible with the previous ones, the old legacy sometimes gets into +the way when developing new code and/or causes quite some burden of maintaining +it. + +Thus we are currently considering to get rid of some of the old interfaces +and features in a future release and have started to collect a list of such +old items in our +[QEMU documentation](https://qemu.weilnetz.de/doc/qemu-doc.html#Deprecated-features). +If you are running QEMU directly, please have a look at this deprecation +chapter of the QEMU documentation to see whether you are still using one of +these old interfaces or features, so you can adapt your setup to use the new +interfaces/features instead. Or if you rather think that one of the items +should *not* be removed from QEMU at all, please speak up on the +[qemu-devel mailing list](http://wiki.qemu.org/Contribute/MailingLists) +to explain why the interface or feature is still required. -- 220.127.116.11