[Buildroot] [pull request] Pull request for branch yem-misc-updates

Arnout Vandecappelle arnout at mind.be
Mon Jul 1 10:03:55 UTC 2013

On 07/01/13 11:42, Peter Korsgaard wrote:
>>>>>> "Yann" == Yann E MORIN <yann.morin.1998 at free.fr> writes:
>   Yann> From: "Yann E. MORIN" <yann.morin.1998 at free.fr>
>   Yann> Hello All!
>   Yann> This two-patch series adds some cosmetics to the legacy menu.
>   Yann> The first patch displays the removal date in the menuconfig, to show
>   Yann> the user how old the legacy options he's using are.
>   Yann> The second patch adds to the top-level comment, that legacy options
>   Yann> will be removed at some point in the future, and that non-updated
>   Yann> .config files may fail to build, or run, in unpredictable ways.
>   Yann> If we do not intend to remove legacy options, let's just drop patch #2,
>   Yann> of course.
> I think we do, question is how soon? 6 months, 1 year?
> They are not very expensive, so I suggest we keep them for 1 year.

  I would keep them much longer, at least three years. Most distros have 
a 3 year or more 'stable' branch, so anything inexpensive that we can do 
to approximate that is good I think.

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