[Catalog-sig] disallowing the removal of packages?

Laura Creighton lac at openend.se
Mon Jul 4 22:39:12 CEST 2011


When somebody wants to remove a package, they get a message
'are you sure you want to do this?  Other people may be relying
on this package.  Wouldn't it be kinder to them to give them
a depreciation period?'  And then, either kick in a depreciation
period -- during which time if Martijn dl the package e gets told
that it is deprecated, and is going away in XXX (reasonable time to
be worked out later, for the purposes of this article, say 6 weeks).
Then in 6 weeks the package automatically goes away.  Or if the
author says, "Hell yes, delete the thing now!" than that happens


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