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Re: RFC: Remove vcs_info backends cdv, svk, tla? (was: Re: [PATCH v5] vcs_info: choose backend by basedir)

Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> Aleksandr Mezin wrote on Fri, Jun 04, 2021 at 12:14:21 +0600:
> > +            # * Backends using VCS_INFO_bydir_detect:
> > +            #   bzr, cdv, darcs, fossil, hg, mtn, p4, svn

I don't think bazaar and monotone are exactly still in wide use either.
Bazaar appears to have had a fork (breezy) for Python 3.

> There's https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/gnu-arch/.  It says tla is
> "decommissioned" and hasn't had a release in 16 years.  There's also

It is still packaged in a few distributions but otherwise all signs are
that it is fairly long dead.

> Does anyone still use svk?  It was a "distributed version control for
> Subversion" thing (https://metacpan.org/dist/SVK), but:

I attempted to use it at the time and found it to be more trouble than
it was worth. git-svn was a much better replacement. I really can't
imagine anyone has stuck with it ever since.

> The cdv, svk, tla backends presumably have no remaining users; having
> them at all imposes extra costs on people making «vcs_info»-wide changes;
> and if we remove them, we can always recover them from history if they
> turn out to have users after all.

I agree.

> So, shall we remove these three backends?

In my view, yes.


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